If you suffer from allergies, then you know how hard it can be to get comfortable even in your own home. Though you may not be able to get rid of your allergies completely, there are ways that you can make improvements to your home to reduce allergy triggers and make your home more comfortable.
How to Improve Home Comfort
If you or a family member have allergies and find it hard to get comfortable, here are just a few ways that you can reduce allergy symptoms in your house and improve home comfort levels:
- Keep your home clean with natural cleaning products.
One of the best ways that you can reduce allergy symptoms is to keep your home clean. No matter how much you try to avoid it, dust and dirt find their way into your home one way or another. By cleaning your home regularly, you can prevent these allergens from building up in your house and affecting the air you breathe.
When it is possible, try to use natural cleaning products when dusting, mopping, and cleaning up around the house. Many standard cleaners contain harsh chemicals that can circulate in your home air and affect your ability to breathe easily. To avoid introducing new contaminants into your home, try to avoid using chemical cleaners.
- Use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter.
Part of keeping your home clean and allergen-free is making sure that your carpet, drapes, and furniture are free of dust and dirt. Vacuuming regularly helps keep your home and your air much cleaner by preventing the build-up of allergens like dirt, pollen, dust, and pet dander. However, the most effective vacuum cleaners are those that use powerful filters to trap these particles rather than releasing them back into the air.
Those who suffer from allergies should use a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter. A high-efficiency particulate air filter, or HEPA filter, helps trap 99.97% of particles that pass through the air. Vacuums with these filters trap more dirt and dust that a standard vacuum cleaner to help make sure that this material does not end up back in your home.
- Purchase an air purifier.
For many homeowners, a standard air filter is enough to provide sufficient indoor air quality. However, those with asthma, severe allergies, and other respiratory issues may find it difficult to breathe and maintain comfort with just a standard air filtration system as even the smallest number of pollutants may cause symptoms to flare up.
An air purifier provides an added layer of protection from air pollution. Whether you use a standalone air purifier or an air purification system in conjunction with your HVAC system, these devices use strong filters to filter out a majority of the dust, dirt, pollen, pet dander, and other indoor air pollutants that affect your breathing. Using one of these devices can help significantly reduce the build-up of allergens in your home, helping you breathe easier.
At Sheldon's Heating & Air Conditioning’s Services, we know how important it is to create a comfortable home environment. If you or someone in your family suffers from asthma or severe allergies, contact us today to learn more about our selection of indoor air quality products.