Stuffy noses, watery eyes and sore throats mean one thing — allergy season is upon us. As the temperatures change with the new season, many of us will be struggling to manage sinus pressure. Fortunately, there are ways that you can find allergy relief at home by improving your indoor air quality.
Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality:
- Change Your Air Filters – Your air filters are responsible for removing dirt, dust, and other allergens from the air in your home. Make sure that when these air filters become dirty, you swap them out for new, clean filters. You can also upgrade your air filters to high-efficiency HEPA filters that keep out even more allergens.
- Keep Your Windows Closed – You may be tempted to open up your windows on a cool, fall evening, but with that fresh air comes outdoor allergens. Let your HVAC system take care of keeping your home a comfortable temperature.
- Keep Your Humidity in Check – It may be feeling cooler outside, but the humidity isn’t gone just yet. Make sure that you are keeping a healthy level of humidity in your home year-round. Dust mites and mold love moisture. Make sure that you run your exhaust fan after a hot shower and if you are struggling with humidity, consider installing a humidifier or dehumidifier.
- Add a Few Indoor Plants – Just because you’re keeping your windows closed doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy nature! Bring a few allergy-friendly plants indoors to help purify the air in your home. Just make sure that they are allergy-friendly and placed in a safe place (away from small children and pets).
If you run into any problems at all with your home’s heating or cooling system, or you are looking to improve your indoor air quality and reduce allergens in the home, do not hesitate to reach out to our professionals here at Pipe Wrench Plumbing, Heating & Cooling. We are here to help you with all of your home’s HVAC needs.