4 Ways to Reduce Home Allergens
March 14, 2019Back to All Articles
Do you or someone in your family have allergies? If so, because you spend several hours a day at home, it is important to reduce the number of allergens in your home for your own comfort and health.
Below are 4 effective ways to reduce home allergens:
Check your filters
The air system in your home needs to be clean and free of mold, dust, and dirt for the circulating air to be healthy and free of allergens.
A good way to improve the air quality in your home is to check your air conditioning system’s filters regularly. Replace your air filters at least once every 6 months and clean or wipe them down if they are dusty or dirty.
Try and use a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter, if possible, and ensure that it is the correct size for your home or room.
Opt for wooden or tiled floors over carpets
Carpets are harbingers of allergens, including dust mites, animal dander, and more. It is very difficult to keep carpets free of the main allergens. Wood or tiles are much better for allergy sufferers as they don’t trap dirt and can be dusted and cleaned much more effectively.
Consider an air purifying system
An air purifying system for your home is a great option if you suffer from allergies. These systems have filters and a fan that suck in the air within the room, and then filters the air by removing pollutants and allergens.
Wash bedding thoroughly and regularly
As you sleep, your body sheds skin cells, and your bedding can accumulate dust and other allergy-causing bodies very easily. Ensure that you wash your bedding at a high temperature once a week. Pillows should either be washed or dry cleaned about every three months to keep them safe for allergy sufferers. Read more about air-purifying systems.