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5 Ways to Reduce In-home Allergies

Indoor allergies can be year-round, and they can seriously impact the health of your household.

1. Change Your HVAC Filters

You’ll soon be turning on the heat with the season and forecast changing, be sure the filters of your system are clean and ready to capture any indoor allergens.

On average your filter should be changed every two to three months or even more often. Starting the season with a clean filter can help ensure your system is working at peak efficiency.

2. Install IAQ Devices

Allergens that are within your home can impact indoor air quality. Consider installing hypoallergenic air filters, humidifiers, or air purifiers to help remove common allergens.

Common allergens these systems can remove include:

  • Pollen

  • Bacteria

  • Mold

  • Dust

  • Ragweed

  • And More

3. Watch Humidity Levels

Your humidity levels change inside just as they do outdoors. During the fall and winter, you may start to notice dryness in your home's air, and you may install a humidifier to get rid of it.

Be sure to monitor your levels of humidity since high humidity is an ideal environment for mold and dust mites to grow and live.

4. Ventilation

Ventilation within your home is important since indoor air quality can be 2 to 5 times worse than outdoors, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

When the weather allows, consider opening windows or doors to let fresh airflow throughout your home. If you do so, be sure to know if your HVAC is running so you don’t waste energy.

5. Keep It Clean And Remove Clutter

Keep your home clean by dusting and wiping down surfaces that may attract allergens and remove clutter that may give allergens such as dust mites or mold a space to grow.

Also when playing or working outdoors, realize common fall allergies like ragweed can be brought inside on clothes, shoes, or even grocery bags.

Consider washing up and not allowing clothes, shoes, and other items to sit around for too long.

Robinson Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., are experts within the Middleton, Ohio area, and can provide top-notch assistance with HVAC. Call us at (513) 813-5107 for all your HVAC needs!

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