There are a lot of great things that come with spring, including warmer temps and the chance 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 a nuisance 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 to find a solution.
And while we frequently think of the outdoors when it comes to allergy season, allergens can exist within the home. Many homeowners have become increasingly concerned with their indoor air quality and the impact on the home’s occupants. However, while it’s challenging to get rid of those allergens from the outdoors, there are steps you can take to decrease these contaminants in your home.
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) shares the following as the main sources of indoor allergens:
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 reduce allergens in your home.
Put plastic covers over all mattresses and pillows.
Wash your bedding weekly.
Vacuum once or twice during the week.
Cover your garbage cans.
Keep pets out of the bedroom.
Close the windows and doors to keep pollen from getting in 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 enhancing 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 challenging than it needs to be. If you would like additional 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 Seasons Comfort Systems Inc a call at 417-739-4606 or schedule an appointment online to speak with one of our professionals.