Spring means allergy season in Crystal River, Florida, but that doesn’t mean you have to welcome allergens into your home. Try these four easy methods to show spring allergens the door and keep your home comfortable all season long.
Replace the Air Filter
To drastically reduce the amount of allergens in your home, start by changing your HVAC system’s air filter. Most basic filters are designed to prevent dirt and debris from clogging the system or accumulating on its moving parts. More advanced filters, however, can do more. Upgrade to an air filter that’s guaranteed to trap a high percentage of airborne contaminants, and your whole family will feel the pleasant effects.
Establish a Cleaning Routine
Many allergens have a way of accumulating on surfaces ranging from floors to tables to curtains. Show dust mites and pet dander who’s boss by establishing a regular cleaning routine. Once a week, dust surfaces with a damp cloth, and then sweep, mop, or vacuum all floors in your home. While a more frequent light cleaning is always a good idea, be sure to make your weekly cleaning session a thorough one.
Get Humidity Under Control
Allergens like mold and dust mites thrive in humid conditions. You can show them the door by getting the humidity level in your home under control. If your air conditioner or heat pump doesn’t quite do the job, install a whole-home humidifier to provide your home with advanced humidity control.
Rethink Interior Decor
If your home continues to welcome allergens despite your best efforts, it might be time to rethink interior decor that attracts airborne contaminants. Limit the number of knickknacks that accumulate dust, and swap high-end draperies for washable curtains.
Whether you suffer from allergies or you just want to improve your home’s indoor air quality, we can help. Call your local Crystal River air conditioning experts at Senica Air Conditioning, Inc. to learn how your cooling system can help you breathe easy: 866-881-5935.
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