The air you breathe can have a surprising impact on your health. This is why the air inside your home deserves special attention. Americans spend a lot of time indoors breathing in air concentrated with particulate pollution. Fortunately, you can control common indoor allergy triggers, and make your home a healthier space to inhabit.
- Dust can be controlled with routine cleaning, air filters and electrostatic air cleaners. Dust can consist of a lot of small particles, from outside dirt and pollen to skin cells and dander. Not only can dust cause respiratory annoyances, but it can also decrease the efficiency of your HVAC system by coating A/C coils and clogging air filters.
- Dust mites can be controlled by lowering humidity level and managing dust. Dust mite droppings and debris are one of the leading allergens in the United States. Fortunately, these mites can’t thrive in low-humidity environments, so a whole-house dehumidifier can help keep mites at bay during the most humid parts of the year.
- You can keep insects and roaches out of your home with effective sealing. Roaches love to hide in wall cavities, and it may not be practical (or safe for your indoor air quality) to use too many pesticides indoors. Instead, focus on removing any food sources they have, keeping your space clean and sealing any gaps and leaks around your home.
- Mold and mildew can be prevented with dehumidifiers and UV lights. Mold, mildew, bacteria and fungus spores all flourish in humid environments, so balancing your humidity is a basic preventative step. You might also consider installing sterilizing UV lights in your HVAC system to kill spores floating through your home.
- Pet dander can be caught with air cleaners and vacuums. Use a vacuum with a HEPA filtration for the best results, and if you have pets, change your air filters more often.
To learn more about protecting your family from indoor allergy triggers in Utica, Detroit, Oak Park and the surrounding communities, contact Aladdin Heating & Cooling!
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