Homeowners are finding out that maintaining a healthy home goes beyond simply managing the temperature inside—especially if you are living with allergy sufferers. Homeowners here in hot, humid southwest Florida can take action against allergies. Controlling allergies in your home is directly related to the air you breathe. We at Conditioned Air believe that maintaining your home’s indoor air quality is the best place to start.
Here are some things to do to help control allergies in your home:
- Regulate the indoor air quality. Installing an air purification system minimizes dust, dirt, pollen, dander, airborne mold spores, germs, viruses and chemical smells and fumes.
- Run your air conditioner to filter the air, ward off irritants and control the humidity. Dehumidifiers also will help keep moisture at a healthy level.
- Replace the filters on your air conditioner regularly.
- Install air filters to help eliminate dust from furniture and floor coverings. Placing pebbles atop the soil in a houseplant will keep dust-causing mold at bay.
- Place ventilation fans in bathrooms, the kitchen and laundry room. Properly ventilating your home will lower the chances that irritants will accumulate.
- Bathe the family pet regularly so that allergens don’t make it into their fur.
- Mold likes to breed in warm, damp places, such as bathrooms. Washing bath mats and tubs with hot water weekly and running a ventilation fan when showering will minimize mold.
- Keep your appliances free of crumbs and your sink free of dishes. This will deter mice and other pests from using your kitchen as a food source.
- Check that your dryer vents to the exterior.
For more information about maintaining indoor air quality and other HVAC topics, click here to download our free Home Comfort Solutions Guide.