It’s allergy season again in northeast Ohio, but that doesn’t mean you and your family have to suffer. There are several easy ways that you can allergy-proof your home. While you can’t control the outside environment, you can make your home an allergy-free zone.
- Keep your home as clean as possible by declaring war on clutter and dust. Keep your house clean and dust-free through frequent cleanings and by keeping your windows shut during windy days.
- Attack the dust mites in your home. Vacuum your home at least once a week and wash your bedding in hot water — at least 130 degrees — on a weekly basis. This will help reduce these tiny little mites that can wreak havoc on your allergies.
- Install a whole-house filter on your heating and air conditioning system. These filters work by removing the dust and pollen particles that are sucked into your home’s ductwork and redistributed by your heating and air conditioning system. This is by far the best way to allergy-proof your home, particularly if you happen to suffer from allergies to dust or mold.
- Replace your window treatments. Blinds are a wonderful breeding ground for dust and dust mites. Switch to washable cotton fabrics that are easy to clean. Once you have drapes up, try to wash them at least twice a month to keep the dust levels in your home at a low level.
- Use a dehumidifier in damp areas. Mold can quickly can a foothold in your home, especially in bathrooms and basements. A dehumidifier can help reduce the amount of mold in your home and make the air easier to breathe.
Need some help allergy-proofing your northeast Ohio home? Give the experts at Stack Heating & Cooling a call today.
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