Seasonal allergies affect the lives of most people across the US. It can be difficult to combat these allergens when you’re outside, but you should also keep them from staying in your home. The best way to deal with allergens is by maintaining good air quality in your home. Brown Heating and Cooling want to share the best ways homeowners can improve their indoor air quality (IAQ).
What Kind of Allergens Can Build Up in Your Home?
There are many different types of allergens that can build up in your home. These allergens affect your air quality and can lead to dangerous health concerns if they build up. Some of them include the following:
- Pet Dander
These allergens can linger in spaces like your air ducts when left untreated. This will contaminate your home’s IAQ and affect the health of your household. To minimize seasonal allergies, you will want to clean these allergens from all parts of your home.
What Can You Do To Improve Your IAQ?
Clean Your HVAC Ventilation System
Your HVAC vents are the primary home for air pollutants. You should check both your indoor and outdoor vents regularly for any pollutant build-up. Without this maintenance, dust and pollen can stay in your vents and worsen your home’s air quality. Practice maintaining a cleaning schedule for your AC unit. This should also include changing your air filters every three months.
Other parts in your home such as kitchen exhaust fans or bathroom fans should also be cleaned out from dust or pollen. These fans help circulate clean air in your home and release dangerous fumes to the outside like carbon monoxide. They can also reduce moisture to keep mold and mildew from building up in your bathroom. Keeping these fans and exhausts clean will benefit the overall air quality of your home.
Use a Dehumidifier
In humid areas like Alabama, dehumidifiers and air purifiers promote better air quality for your home. They filter out any contaminated air and release clean air into your home. They also help reduce mold and mildew like your circulation fans but with higher quality. You can get a plug-in air purifier or an installed in-duct unit for your home. Dehumidifiers and air purifiers help remove allergens that may still linger in your home and provide healthier, cleaner air quality.
Grow Eco-Friendly Plants
A cost-effective solution to alleviate allergies is adding eco-friendly plants to your home. They freshen your home’s air quality without needing to install new equipment in your home. Aloe vera and rubber trees are excellent additions to your home that will help improve your air quality. They are low-maintenance and look great in any room. Eco-friendly plants are an easy solution to provide great airflow without investing in any expensive gadgets.
Need Help Combatting Pollutant Hueytown Air Quality?
Brown Heating and Cooling would love to help any homeowners who want help with their IAQ. From cleaning out your HVAC system to installing new units, your local AC company will provide you with excellent service that will fight against the allergens in your home. Contact us today for a consultation to combat allergy season.