Sneezing. Coughing. Sniffling. Does this sound familiar? This time of year can be rough on everyone’s allergies. We do our best to manage symptoms (and keep plenty of tissues on hand). But could your home be making your allergy symptoms worse? Indoor air quality can take a toll on your health, but the Strittmatter team has tips to help reduce allergens in your home.
Change air filters regularly
Air produced by your HVAC system will cycle through the air filter. Over time, airborne pollutants become trapped in the filter. If the filter is not changed regularly, the HVAC system can end up circulating these pollutants throughout your home. Not only can this aggravate your allergies, it also drives up your energy cost since the system has to work harder to move air through the clogged filter. Staying on top of air filter changes is one of the easiest things you can do to improve your indoor air quality. Make a reminder to change the filter every month.
Keep things clean around the house
A big way to reduce indoor allergens is to minimize the number of pollutants you bring inside. Just think about all the places your shoes have been and how many allergens you’re spreading through your house when you come home! Get the whole family involved and make a pact to leave your shoes at the door or garage to prevent unnecessary pollutants from entering your home.
Are you up for a little fall cleaning? Keeping floors and surfaces clean can help cut down on indoor allergies. Using natural cleaners, like vinegar mixed with water, will clean your home without using harsh chemicals! Trust us, your sinuses will thank you.
Clean linens and drapes
While you’re cleaning floors and surfaces, don’t forget about the larger pollutant-hiding items in your home like drapes and linens. Give everything a wash in hot water to bust up any hidden allergy-causing agents. Your house will feel like a brand new home!
Invest in the Air Scrubber Plus
Another way to keep your allergies in check is the Air Scrubber Plus air purification system. It’s not your ordinary air purification system. The Air Scrubber Plus works to reduce contaminants inside your home. These contaminants can come from school, work, the grocery store, etc. and activate your allergies. The Air Scrubber Plus contains ActivePure Technology, proven to destroy up to 99% of all surface contaminants and 90% of airborne contaminants, working to keep your family healthy.
Have indoor air quality evaluated by a professional
Our Strittmatter SuperTechs can give your indoor air quality a checkup. Call us at 940-566-1122 to schedule an appointment with an expert technician. We will come out to inspect and identify any potential problems with your indoor air quality.
If you have any other HVAC, plumbing, or roofing questions, give us a call! Our friendly staff is always here to help.