Allergies affect between 30 and 40 percent of Americans, and when spring hits, allergens such as ragweed, mold, and pollen create a sniffing, sneezing reaction that’s almost unbearable. While you can’t limit these airborne allergens outside, there are several ways to keep them out of your Sarasota, Florida, home. If you’re searching for ways to allergy-proof your home, make sure to follow these simple remedies.
Keep Pets On a Short Leash
Pet dander is one of the most common indoor allergens, but it doesn’t have to lead to a spring full of sickness. To limit pet dander, make sure to shampoo your cat or dog, while giving them a haircut every month or so. In addition, don’t allow your dogs to hop on the bed or sleep in your room. You should also keep your pet off upholstered furniture. A great alternative is to buy a pet bed, and train them to use it instead of beds, couches, or loveseats.
Get Your Ductwork Inspected
Ductwork is essential to heating and cooling your home, yet over time, it becomes filled with debris and dust. When your air conditioner kicks on, it spews allergy-laden dust into the air which triggers allergic reactions. To combat this situation, it’s important to get your ductwork inspected and if necessary, get them cleaned. Whole-home air filtration systems are also a nice addition to your home’s HVAC if you have the budget, as they significantly reduce the amount of dust that gets into your ducts.
Buy a New Vacuum
If you have an old vacuum, chances are it doesn’t use a High Efficiency Particulate (HEPA) filter. However, most new vacuums come equipped with this technology that’s very effective at keeping dust from filtering into the air. At many department stores, you can find one for under $150, making it inexpensive, yet reliable fix to airborne allergens.
Avoid allergens isn’t always possible, but by allergy-proofing your home, you stand a fighting chance, especially with the onset of spring. If you need someone to inspect your ductwork, install an air filtration system, or provide some advice, contact the pros at Climatic Conditioning Inc. at (941) 758-3080 today.
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