While springtime in Southern California lends itself to beautiful blooms and sunnier days, it also means allergy season is revving up. It is estimated that around 30 percent of adults and as many as 40 perfects of children are plagued by seasonal allergies in the U.S. Are you tired of dealing with allergy problems — even inside of your own home? We know the struggle is real, which is why Southland Heating & Air Conditioning is providing some go-to insights for keeping your home allergen-free. You deserve to breathe freely in your own home, especially since most Americans spend around 90% of their time indoors!
When you are ready to say goodbye to those allergies
- Invest in Indoor Air Filtration. Improving air filtration can include installing UV lights, replacing damaged air ducts, and even adding indoor air cleaning units throughout your home. You can’t underestimate the value of improving indoor air quality, as the percentage of indoor pollutants found in an average U.S. household can be anywhere from two to five times higher than the pollutants found outdoors.
- Step Up Your Cleaning Game. Keeping your home clean can help prevent a buildup of harmful pollutants and allergens, from dust mites and pet dander to cockroach droppings. Of course, most people would say their home is clean overall, but how you clean your home can have an impact on air quality. First, make sure you don’t have any debris around your outdoor or indoor HVAC units. When dusting, start by taking care of dust registers and your home’s return vents. Once those have been dusted, you can take care of other dusting around the house. If you forget to clean these areas, it will only circulate more dust throughout your home, canceling out your other work. Try using a damp rag to prevent dust particles from simply being spread from one area to another. This can also agitate breathing problems. When cleaning, also keep an eye out for any areas that may be developing mold, such as humid, moist areas.
- Schedule Regular HVAC Maintenance. You may be surprised how far an AC or furnace tune-up can go. Sure, you want to schedule regular maintenance simply so your system keeps your home comfortable; however, a professional eye can catch other problems that may impact your indoor air quality as well. A technician can check for dust buildup, blockages, and other issues. By clearing up these problems, they can help you cut back on indoor allergens your system is circulating throughout your home, allowing you to breathe more freely again.
Your home should be a safe haven from difficulty breathing, sneezing, itchy, red eyes, and other springtime allergens. Let Southland Heating & Air Conditioning get your home ready for allergy season! Give us a call today to schedule indoor air quality services.