Early spring is often the worst time of year for people suffering from allergies and other respiratory issues. Blooming plants outside produce pollen, making you want to seek refuge indoors. However, because the temperatures are still too low to keep windows open, musty air stays trapped inside, too. As the same air circulates throughout your heating system, dust, pet dander, mold spores, and other allergens continue to accumulate and cause many health issues, from allergic reactions to severe asthma flare-ups.
Follow the steps below to improve the indoor air quality of your home.
Keep Your Home Clean
Maintaining a thorough, regular cleaning routine helps to significantly reduce dust and pet danger. Vacuum your floors once or twice weekly with a vacuum cleaner that features a HEPA filter. Clean all bedding, drapes, and other textiles on a frequent basis.
Change HVAC Filters
If your home uses a forced-air heating system, you must change your filters regularly to make sure dust and other allergens are properly trapped rather than being recirculated through your space. You can also have ducts cleaned to eliminate trapped dust.
Use an Air Purifier
Purchasing an air purifier and locating it in the most frequently used areas of your home can seriously cut down on the airborne irritant that triggers allergies. Experts recommend ionic purifiers, which use negative ions to purify the air by removing microbes, particulates, and odors.
If you are interested in making changes to your home to improve the indoor air quality, contact Evergreen Plumbing & Heating today to discuss high-quality solutions to enhance your heating and cooling systems. Our expert technicians provide prompt, reliable service at reasonable prices. In addition, we offer 24/7 emergency services 365 days a year, including holidays, so you can ensure your family is never left in the cold.