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Tips for Tackling Allergies

Spring has arrived, bringing about an end to a long and chilly winter, but it comes with a rise in pollutants as the weather warms up. This year's allergy season may be worse than usual, and many people are experiencing more congestion and sneezing than normal. For some, this means more itching, sneezing, and watery eyes, and for others, it means debilitating sinus infections. Regardless of your allergy conditions, your house should be a haven, so if you start sneezing inside, check out our suggestions for improving indoor air quality in the spring.

What exactly is indoor air quality? Indoor air quality, often known as IAQ, is the state of air inside a building. Indoor air quality can cause allergies, asthma, and respiratory illnesses in people. Pollutants from the outside environment, pets, and indoor air contaminants such as smoke from cigarettes, chemical fumes, and dust are all factors that may affect indoor air quality.

Taking a few simple actions, such as using an air filter, opening windows to allow fresh air in, and quitting smoking inside, may all improve the quality of your indoor environment. We can enhance the quality of the air we breathe and protect our health by taking these measures.

Tips for Tackling Allergy Triggers

Upgrade Your Cleaning Routine

You might have a cleaning routine right now that works to keep your home looking pristine, but is it doing enough to improve the quality of your home's indoor air? Certain steps in the cleaning routine actually have a major impact on the air you breathe. These are our most important steps to make sure your home stays clean, and your air stays breathable:

  1. Vacuum. Your floors collect a majority of the dust, dirt, and allergens that make their way into your home. Make sure you vacuum frequently to pick up all of those allergy triggers before they can circulate throughout your home.
  2. Dust. Dust can be very triggering for those with allergies which is a struggle because it is so difficult to contain. Make sure that you dust furniture, electronics, and ceiling fan blades to keep allergens from floating throughout your home.

Air Filters

Third, pay more attention to your air filters. We typically recommend changing your air filters every 90 days, but if allergy season is in full swing, you should replace them every 30 to 60 days instead. Because so many new allergies have emerged, your air filters are more prone to clog up faster, which will keep the air moving freely throughout your house.

Air Purification System

If your spring air isn't sufficiently breathable, it's time to invest in a professional air purification system. There are so many options to select from; we recommend consulting with one of our IAQ experts before making a selection, so you choose the best option for your house and health.

Add More Greenery

Houseplants are the newest design trend in home decor, and the nicest part about them is that they clean the air you breathe! Plants absorb carbon monoxide and other pollutants and then release oxygen. So, in essence, they function as tiny all-natural indoor air purifiers. Unfortunately, they don't provide enough oxygen to clean your indoor air without expert assistance fully; any extra amount of oxygen is fantastic!

Are you ready to improve the air quality in your home this spring? Let's get started! Our staff of professionals is eager to assist you in your quest for cleaner air! Visit our website or call us at F:P:Sub:Phone to discover more about our services and talk with one of our specialists!