Allergies can be a real nuisance if you are affected by them. Many people are so bothered by them they dread the start of the spring where they start being affected by them. Allergies can simulate colds and other illnesses, cloud your mind, and limit your productivity. Your home is supposed to be your sanctuary and avoiding the ill effects of allergies starts in your home. This article will discuss three ways to allergy-proof your home this spring.
Tip 1 – Air Filters
Make sure you have air filters installed in your home in order to reduce the number of particles that circulate through your home. Not all filters are equal and the best allow for the circulation of outside air with indoor air.
Air filters should be replaced every two months and be sure to contact your HVAC specialist to ask them for the best air filters for your home. Generally, they will recommend HEPA filters that are highly efficient and have higher MERV factors associated with them (17 to 20 MERV level), though an HVAC specialist can point out the best air filter to clean your home and remove troublesome allergens.
Tip 2 – Have Your HVAC System Inspected
Your HVAC system should be inspected in order to make sure that it is operating effectively. Further, you should have maintenance performed on your system regularly as well as a well functioning system can decrease the pollutants in your air and provide you with better air quality to reduce the chance of allergens impacting the health of you and your family members.
If you are suspicious that mold is in your system, point it out to your HVAC provider and he may want to clean out your air ducts to reduce the risk of mold colonies building up inside of them.
Tip 3 – Have Your Plumbing System Inspected
Your plumbing system and allergies may not seem linked. But common allergies include mold and having a leaky plumbing system can lead to mold build up in your home. Have your plumbing system inspected for leaks and reduce the possibility of mold in your home, thereby avoiding allergies.
Allergies can be painful and just downright irritating when you are affected by them. By implementing these allergy proof methods in your home you can greatly reduce the harmful side effects of allergies and can keep your health at optimal levels this spring.
Constantly sneezing in your Boise home? Call Wickstrom Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling at (208) 505-9352 today, and breathe in the fresh air.