How to Prepare for Fall Allergens
Taking antihistamines and other prescribed medication can help you deal with allergy symptoms while you’re outside. However, you don’t want allergens following you into your home. Fortunately, there are a few actions you can take to eliminate indoor allergens during the fall.
What Are the Most Common Fall Allergens?
To keep your home allergen-free, it’s necessary to know what kinds of particles can find their way into your breathing air. Ragweed pollen is the most common outdoor-originating irritant in the fall. Other than pollen from vegetation, some allergens can originate from inside your house, namely dust mites and mold spores.
Keep Your Home Clean
Make sure to regularly clean your home. You’ll want to eliminate mold and dust while clearing away any pollen that made its way into your house and settled on any surfaces. Cleaning your entryways and avoiding drying your laundry outdoors will help keep the irritants brought into your home to a minimum.
Change Your HVAC Filter
Replacing your filter on a regular basis should be enough to improve your indoor air quality and trap most allergens. If you do not know how to check and replace your air filter, don’t hesitate to ask your local HVAC professional when they come over to perform maintenance.
Arrange for Duct Cleaning
Ducts can be a hiding place for allergens. Therefore, they should be checked and cleaned regularly. The airflow in your home is facilitated by the ductwork so keeping them clean is also a matter of efficiency and longevity for your HVAC system.
Plan an HVAC Maintenance Appointment
The arrival of autumn is a great time to schedule an HVAC maintenance appointment. Other than taking all the necessary precautions for keeping your indoor air at the highest quality, a competent technician will make sure your furnace is ready to go for the colder months.
If you live in Charlotte or Denver, NC, area, Integrity Heating & Cooling is the HVAC company to trust. We handle heating and cooling installations, repairs, and maintenance checks. Call us today to make an appointment.Tags: Allergens, Heating Maintenance, indoor air quality