Most allergy sufferers in Pensacola, FL avoid the great outdoors when allergy season strikes, but pollen and other irritants can be more concentrated indoors than out. Because we spend 95 percent of our time inside, you might experience the effects of allergy season whether you go outside or not. Here are some ways to reduce allergens in your Metropolis home:
Today’s energy-efficient homes are sealed up tight to prevent the loss of heated and cooled air. Tightly-sealed homes lack ventilation, so allergens simply hang in the air where they multiply and can reach high concentrations. Opening a few windows can disperse indoor allergens and keep them from overloading your space, but if allergens are in high concentrations outdoors too, you’ll still experience the effects of allergy season.
Keep Your Home Squeaky Clean
There are some common allergens present in most households that seem to set off seasonal allergies more than others:
- Mold and mildew
- Dust and mites
- Pet dander
Frequent vacuuming and dusting can reduce the presence of dust, pollen, mites, and dander as can frequent changes of bedding. Keeping humidity levels low can discourage the formation of allergens that travel through the air and set off allergic reactions.
Install an Indoor Air Quality System
Air cleaners can greatly reduce allergen counts in your home, and they’re effective against the five most common irritants listed above. As indoor air passes through your HVAC, a special air filter that’s installed in your ductwork captures these allergens and removes them from circulation. As a result, you’re left with cleaner and more breathable air. UV lights can also be installed inside ductwork as well to zap allergens as indoor air passes over the lights.
To learn more about how indoor air quality products can help with seasonal allergies, check out All Seasons Service Network’s indoor air quality solutions or call us at (850) 637-8479 with any questions.