5 Tips For Minimizing Allergens In Your Home

Springtime is here, which for many people means allergies are in full swing. If you suffer from allergies, or know someone who does, you know how miserable they can make people feel. A runny nose, watery eyes, and constant sneezing aren't exactly fun for anyone.

While there's no way to completely eliminate allergens from your home, there are some things you can do to lessen their impact. Follow these five tips and you'll be on your way to a happier, healthier springtime season.


1. Keep windows closed and use the air conditioner.

One of the easiest ways for allergens to get into your home is through an open window. pollen and other airborne particles can easily drift into your home and wreak havoc on your sinuses. If possible, keep your windows closed during allergy season and rely on your air conditioner to keep things cool inside. You may also want to consider investing in an air purifier to help filter out allergens. If you have questions about how your HVAC system can help prevent allergens, give Wright Air Conditioning & Heating Co Inc a call. We will be happy to answer all your questions!

2. Vacuum regularly with a HEPA filter.

Another easy way for allergens to spread throughout your home is via dust particles that settle on floors and furniture. To help combat this, vacuum regularly using a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter. These filters are designed to trap small particles like pollen, so they don't get recirculated back into the air when you vacuum.

3. Wash bedding in hot water weekly.

If you suffer from allergies, it's important to wash your bedding frequently in hot water to kill any dust mites or other allergens that may be lurking there. Be sure to wash pillows, blankets, and duvets as well – not just sheets! – in order to keep your sleeping area as allergen-free as possible.

4. Keep pets out of bedrooms & off furniture.

If you have pets, they can track pollen and other allergens into your home on their fur (or feathers). To help minimize this, keep them outdoors as much as possible during allergy season and make sure they're not sleeping in your bedroom or on upholstered furniture where they could leave behind dander and other irritants.

5. Don't forget about houseplants!

While most people think of pollen when they think of spring allergies, don't forget that houseplants can also be a source of allergens. If possible, move houseplants outdoors during the springtime or at least away from high-traffic areas where they're likely to release pollen into the air that could trigger allergies.

By following these five simple tips, you can help minimize the amount of allergens in your home and create a happier, healthier environment for everyone in your household. For information on air purifiers, filters, and HVAC maintenance, and how these play into managing springtime allergens, call the professionals at Wright AC & Heating! We would love to connect with you!