woman sneezing

Allergy-Proofing Your Home in Spring

April 28, 2017

When spring is in the air in Harrison, Ohio, and Lawrenceburg, Indiana, trees leaf out, flowers display their beauty and warm weather begins. Unfortunately, allergens are an unpleasant part of the new season for people with allergies. There are ways to reduce allergy responses in your home.

Clean and Vacuum Regularly to Allergy-Proof Your Home

Dust mites are high on the list of allergy and asthma triggers. Dust mites feed on the flaked skin of animals and humans. If you have pets, it is important to vacuum regularly to reduce the amount of animal dander that settles throughout the house. Vacuuming also removes dust, insect parts, pollen and mold spores that settle in upholstery, curtains, bedding and carpeting. Wash surfaces with a mild solution of bleach and water or vinegar and water. Wash bedding in hot water once a week. Dry clean or wash curtains and upholstery covers once a month.

Use Ventilation Fans

Humidity attracts a number of unwanted pests such as cockroaches and dust mites. It also creates an environment for mold and mildew to grow. Ventilation fans don’t just remove cooking fumes from the kitchen. Fans help reduce humidity by exhausting moisture and circulating air. This helps keep condensation from forming on preparation areas, cooking materials and other kitchen surfaces. Ventilation fans retard mold growth in the bathroom by exhausting hot, humid air.

Have an Indoor Air Quality Assessment

Western Hills Heating and Air Conditioning performs indoor air quality assessments to determine what pollutants may be circulating in the air in your home. We look for places where dust and allergens enter, evaluate humidity levels and look at what activities may cause indoor air to be poor. We also thoroughly evaluate the HVAC system to make sure that the air circulating through the system is clean.

We make recommendations that help regulate humidity levels. We also provide duct cleaning and seasonal maintenance for heating and cooling equipment. We recommend HVAC air filters that can improve the air quality of your home.

To find out more about how we can help your stay allergy-free this spring, call (812) 227-3001 and speak to one of our technicians about indoor air quality products that help keep the air in your home clean.

You May Also Like

What Is Wrong With My Furnace in West Harrison, IN?

What Is Wrong With My Furnace in West Harrison, IN?

It's easy to panic when you realize your furnace isn't working correctly, but there may be an easy and affordable solution. Based on the issues your furnace is displaying, here are some possible answers to what's wrong with your system. The Smell of Rotten Eggs The...

The Ins and Outs of Geothermal Heat Pumps in West Harrison, IN

The Ins and Outs of Geothermal Heat Pumps in West Harrison, IN

If you're looking for an eco-friendly way to heat your home in West Harrison, IN, then a geothermal heat pump may be a great fit for you. This guide explains why, compared to air-to-air or water-source heat pumps, geothermal pumps are both more energy efficient and...

Reasons a Furnace Tune-Up Is Important in Oxford, OH

Conducting routine maintenance of your furnace is vital. Furnace tune-ups help cut heating costs, extend the life of the furnace and limit repairs and prevent breakdowns. So, what are some of the reasons you would need a furnace tune-up in Oxford, OH? Ensures Proper...

Pin It on Pinterest

Compliance Settings
Increase Font Size
Grayscale
Simplified Font
Underline Links
Highlight Links
Reset
Close