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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.

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