3 Tips to Reduce Allergens in the Home
Are you finding yourself suffering form allergies this time of the year? Since your home is your sanctuary, here are tips to help reduce allergens in the home.
According to an article at housespouse.com, “How to Reduce Allergens in the Home”
“While there isn’t much you can do when you step outdoors (outside of a healthy dose of allergy medication), inside your home there are steps that can be taken to at least reduce allergens.
1. Change Furnace Filters Monthly
A good furnace/air conditioning system filter is the first line of defense in keeping allergens (and dust in general) from circulating around your home. A dirty filter will not only blast all kinds of airborne particles throughout your home, it will also reduce the efficiency of your heating and cooling system. Invest in a pleated type filter for your heating and cooling system and change the filter monthly to ensure that clean air is recirculated in your home.
2. Dust Weekly
Dust contains pollen, dander and other allergens. More dust equates to more exposure to allergens so keep the surfaces in your home clean. Dust weekly to keep all surfaces in your home free of dust. Not only will it help your allergies, it will make you feel better about your living space as well.
3. Vacuum & Mop Weekly
Carpets are a magnet for small particles – including those that cause allergies. Be sure you are vacuuming your carpets weekly with a vacuum that has a good filtration system (to avoid putting allergens back into the air).
Vacuum and damp mop hard surface floors weekly as well.” To read the entire article click here.