There are a lot of great things that come with spring, including warmer weather and the ability to spend more time outside. But one factor that can throw a wrench into enjoying the season is the presence of allergens. From runny noses to itchy eyes, seasonal allergies can be an annoyance to any of your family members. And when you wake up with these symptoms instead of feeling like you’ve had a restful night’s sleep, you’re going to want seek out a solution.
And while we frequently think of the outdoors when it comes to allergy season, allergens can reside within your house. Many homeowners have become increasingly invested in their indoor air quality and the impact on the home’s occupants. However, while it’s tough to remove those allergens from the outdoors, there are steps you can take to cut these contaminants in your home.
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) identifies the following as the main sources of indoor allergens:
- Wall-to-wall carpet
- Soft furniture
- Stuffed toys
- Damp areas
- Indoor plants
- Mattresses that aren’t in allergy covers
- Pillows and bedding you can’t wash in hot water
The AAFA also provides a few steps to help you control allergens in your home.
- Put plastic covers over all mattresses and pillows.
- Wash your bedding once a week.
- Vacuum once or twice a week.
- Cover your garbage cans.
- Keep pets out of the bedroom.
- Close the windows and doors to keep pollen from entering the home.
Keeping your home clean and reducing the opportunity for dust, pollen and other contaminants to enter the home will go a long way to increasing your home comfort. Create a plan so that you can prepare your home and get back to enjoying the warmer temperatures.
Don’t make this allergy season more difficult than it needs to be. If you would like further information on how you can enhance your home comfort with purification or filtration systems, or if you have any questions on how to tackle the quality of air in your house, give All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc a call at 256-801-4701 to speak with one of our experts.