Decrease dust when you have seasonal indoor allergies

Approximately 50 million Americans suffer from allergies, costing over $18 billion annually.

That’s a big impact! It’s important to reduce dust in your home as spring arrives and seasonal allergies are triggered.

Indoor allergies are caused by dust inside a home causing an allergic reaction, usually rhinitis or upper respiratory irritation. Post nasal drip, sneezing, coughing, wheezing, watery eyes, and a runny nose are symptoms. Regular cleaning reduces airborne allergens. In addition to improving indoor air quality, a clean home removes dust. Dust allergies can be reduced by weekly cleaning. Avoid letting dust inside in the first place to reduce dust. Remove your shoes before entering your home. Keeps outdoor germs off your floors. Visitors can leave their shoes in entryways. Mats absorb dirt and debris. Filters remove dust, grime, and debris from the air before it enters your house. Dirty or clogged air filters won’t work. Your air quality suffers, and your HVAC unit must work harder. This impacts energy costs and shortens the life of your unit. Choose the best air filter for your home based on the manufacturer’s recommendation. For families with severe allergies, an air filter with a higher MERV rating produces better results to prevent allergies. Professional duct cleaning can also keep your home’s air clean and reduce allergens. Maintaining your HVAC unit properly requires preventative maintenance. Regular AC maintenance also improves your home’s air quality and energy efficiency. Your HVAC unit should be inspected and cleaned as part of preventative maintenance. The best results can be achieved by performing this task twice a year.