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4 Ways to Reduce your Home Allergens

March 10, 2022 | Blog

Our homes are where we spend most of our time, whether sleeping or working from home. Our house’s indoor air quality is essential because allergens can harm your health. Our Trahan’s Heating & Cooling team wants to ensure you have top-notch indoor air quality. We want to show you four ways to reduce your home allergens and why indoor air quality (IAQ) testing is important.

Primary Sources of Indoor Allergens

Before we begin talking about ways to reduce your home allergens, it is crucial to know where these allergens come from. It is better to know where they are coming from to control them. Here are the primary sources of allergens:

  • Pets
  • Wall-to-wall carpet
  • Soft Furniture
  • Bedding
  • Damp areas
  • Indoor plants
  • Mattresses that aren’t in allergy covers
  • Stuffed toys

There can be many surface allergens in your home that can become air-borne allergens when disturbed.

1. Quality Air Filters

One of the most important things you can do to keep allergens out of your home is to ensure you have quality air filters. Many air filters are certified to keep allergens out of your air. Along with using quality air filters, you must be on top of changing your air filters. You must check your filters at least every two weeks for homes with common allergen carries, such as pets.

2. Be Sure to Dust Smart

Dust and mold particles are some of the biggest allergy culprits. When cleaning your home, make sure you dust from top to bottom. You avoid getting areas you already cleaned dirty again by wiping from top to bottom. Also, be sure to dust using a damp microfiber cloth; this will ensure you collect the dust instead of moving it around. Always remember to clean your blinds, curtains, and ceiling fans. These harder-to-reach areas are where dust allergens love to gather.

3. Reduce Humidity in Your Home

Humidity creates damp areas in your home. Higher humidity levels are a recipe for dust mites and mold growth. To reduce the moisture in your home, turn your AC unit on recirculating and ensure all windows and doors are closed tightly. Keep outdoor air outside of your home to help your AC unit better control the humidity in your home.

4. Wash and Cover Bedding

Coming home to rest in your bed is what everyone looks forward to after a long day. Dust mites also enjoy relaxing in your bed. If you have pets or other animals that can carry dust mites in your home, it is vital to wash your bedding regularly. Washing your pillowcases, sheets, and bedding every three weeks can significantly decrease the number of allergens in your home.

Indoor Air Quality Testing

If you are considered your home’s indoor air quality is not where it should be, your next step should be to hire a trained professional. Our team of trained technicians is here to help you with IAQ testing. We will thoroughly test your home’s IAQ and give you some indoor air quality solutions specific to your needs.

Give our team at Trahan’s Heating & Cooling a call today to schedule your IAQ testing!

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