Dealing with allergens in your Naples, Florida, home can be a real challenge, especially if anyone in your family suffers from allergies, asthma, or other health conditions that impact their breathing. Use this guide to find out how to better manage indoor allergens and maintain a healthier atmosphere.
Dust mites are found everywhere in the home, but they are especially prevalent in bedrooms and other rooms with soft, plush materials, such as blankets, carpeting, and upholstered furniture. Constant exposure to dust mites when you sleep at night can lead to allergic symptoms upon awakening in the morning, such as congestion, headaches, sore throats, and eye irritation. Allergy-proof your bedrooms by encasing pillows and mattresses in dust mite-proof covers and wash the bedding regularly in hot water. Vacuuming the carpet at least once a week with a vacuum that has a HEPA-rated filter can also keep allergens under control.
Many people are allergic to pollen, which can get on your shoes and clothing. This contaminant can also settle in your HVAC system, causing it to recirculate every time the air starts flowing through the vents.
Changing your HVAC system filter at least once every month or two can help reduce how many pollutants are present in your indoor air. Regular filter changes can also improve the efficiency of your system, which can help you save on monthly bills, so it’s worth keeping up with this important task. Having your ducts professionally cleaned is also a good way to keep your indoor air healthy and clean.
If you have pets in your home, their dander and saliva may be causing allergies as well. Keep pets off your bed and bathe them often to keep their dander under control.
At Certified Heating and Cooling Inc., our team has indoor air quality solutions that can keep allergens under control. Contact us for more information at (239) 204-4114.
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