Seasonal Allergies and Indoor Air Quality

by | Nov 30, 2020

Seasonal allergies have a way of making people feel drained and tired. And, they are honestly just a nuisance. Without a reliable indoor air quality control system, you may find that your allergies affect you just as much when you’re inside as they do when you’re outside. This is because allergens such as pollen, dust mites, pet dander, and airborne dust particles can make their way into your home.

Seasonal Allergies In Arizona

For many years, Arizona was where people came to in order to avoid seasonal allergies.  With urbanization, increased landscaping, and flowering plants that can produce pollen all year long, however, pollen counts throughout Arizona have risen. That means it’s more important than ever to utilize appropriate measures to keep pollen and other allergens out of your home.

Allergies and Indoor Air Quality

So, what do seasonal allergies have to do with indoor air quality? Everything! Allergens that make their way into your home impact your health, comfort, and ability to get things done.

While it’s primarily seen as an outdoor problem, you may not realize that air pollution can also happen indoors. This is because every time you open a vent, door, or window, you are letting outdoor air into your home.  Add that to dust, pet dander, and mold that could already be inside and your seasonal allergies will go crazy!

Tips to Reduce Allergens and Irritants In Your Home

Follow some of these tips to help reduce allergens and irritants in your home. With healthy, clean indoor air, you may just find that you and your family can breathe easier … just like you deserve!

  • Create and follow a regular cleaning routine – this helps remove allergens that do make their way inside.
  • Is it peak pollen season? Keep windows and doors closed as much as possible.
  • Replace pillows frequently (every 2 years is recommended) or use hypo-allergenic covers.
  • Wash bedding weekly in hot, soapy water.
  • Run the bathroom fan for at least 15 to 20 minutes after showering to reduce mold.
  • Replace shower curtains if they show signs of mildew or mold. 
  • Regularly dust ceiling fans and electronics.
  • Wash produce before storing in the fridge and remove old produce before it molds. 
  • Install an air quality improvement system in your home.

The quality of the air you breathe can make a huge difference for your health and comfort. If you’d like to know how an indoor air quality improvement system can make a difference for your seasonal allergies (or just living in general), contact us today. Our HVAC experts are happy to perform a thorough air quality assessment and help you choose the system that makes sense for you and your family.

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