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Seasonal Allergies? Breathe Easier By Improving Indoor Air Quality This Spring

3 Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality to Help Those Who Suffer From Allergies

Though spring is a beautiful time of year, some may dread it. Those who suffer from seasonal allergies know the time is here when they have to avoid leaving home without medication, eye drops, and tissues. However, simple steps can be taken to allow for a more tolerable spring with easier breathing indoors.

Allow the Outside Air Indoors

windowAllergy sufferers may initially doubt this tip, but hear it out. Opening windows can help remove stale, dusty air from the house. If the weather is breezy, it can help keep the home cool and reduce energy use as well. If a homeowner is an allergy sufferer or lives with one, they should check the air quality reports in their area to ensure that they are not making things worse by opening the windows.

This ventilation helps reduce the number of contaminants and allergens present in indoor air. Circulating fresh outdoor air into a space reduces the concentration of pollutants from inside sources such as cooking fumes, cleaning products, furniture and building materials, tobacco smoke, combustion exhausts from heating appliances, and pet dander. This improved indoor air quality can help to reduce the symptoms of allergies and other respiratory illnesses, resulting in a healthier environment for everyone.

Change Air Filters Regularly

filterRegardless of the type of air filter an HVAC system uses, it's crucial to change them regularly to keep the air quality in a home as healthy as possible. Not only will this help reduce allergy symptoms, but it can also help improve the efficiency of the heating and cooling system. A clean filter reduces strain on the system, allowing it to work more efficiently and last longer.  

Air filters should be replaced at a minimum every three months. However, for a household that has residents with allergies or asthma sufferers, they can be changed more often to help them breathe easier with better indoor air quality. So check air filters regularly and replace them if needed. Doing so will help keep families healthy and comfortable in the long run.

Clean Dust to Reduce Allergies

Dust is a year-round problem, not just one that shows up in the spring. Dust also often contains another common allergen: dust mites. Dust mites have even been shown to cause more allergies in those who are sensitive to them. One of the best ways to remove dust from the air is to remove it from surfaces. This means keeping up with household cleaning and chores can help keep allergies at bay and improve indoor air quality. A few examples are listed below:

  • Dusting
  • Sweeping
  • Vacuuming

Regular cleaning not only helps the house look nice but also makes it a better environment for those with respiratory problems. Combining all the previous tips can help improve indoor air quality. However, households needing more help can contact HVAC contractors about additional indoor air quality solutions. 

About Elite Comfort Systems

Elite Comfort Systems is a family-owned and operated company serving Brentwood, CA, and the surrounding areas since 2008. They provide transparent pricing, 24/7 emergency service, and easy scheduling. Call them today for indoor air quality and filter replacement services in Brentwood, CA.  

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