3 Ways to Reduce Indoor Allergens in 2018

July 24, 2018

Use Your Heating and Air to Help

Indoor allergens can impact our health in a wide range of ways, from an annoying runny nose to chronic skin conditions to severe, life-threatening emergencies, especially for those with compromised immune systems. Summer beckons us outside, and it’s time to enjoy it. Afterward, are we bringing these annoying health-impacting allergens inside with us when we come into cool off?

While some allergens are inevitably brought inside, there are some ways to reduce the number of contaminants triggering allergies inside the home.

Check out some facts to illustrate the impact of allergens:

  • Conditions of seasonal allergies are typically caused by indoor pollutants such as dust mites, cockroach parts, mold and animal dander.
  • Allergic reaction to indoor allergens can cause conjunctivitis, an inflammation of the lining membranes of the eyes which leads to red, watery, and itching eyes.
  • Direct contact can also cause allergic skin conditions such as eczema, or allergic dermatitis. 

Let’s avoid these health issues and explore how we can lower your risk of allergen exposure with the help of your heating and air system.

3 Ways Your Heating and Air System Can Reduce Allergens:

  • Clean homes begin with clean air.  Simple steps such as banning smoking and regularly changing air filters can keep the air inside your home cleaner. Additionally, keeping humidity at optimal levels with a dehumidifier can contribute to cleaner air and reduce mold, mildew and dust mites.
  • Don’t put off your HVAC tune-up. The perfect schedule for your HVAC tune-up should be once in the spring to get it ready for summer and once in the fall to get it prepped for winter.
  • Ask your HVAC partner about IAQ products. There are many great products to help reduce the presence of allergens in your home. Ask your HVAC service provider about which air purifiers and dehumidifiers are best for your system and needs. They can make recommendations for additional products to help work in tandem with your heating and cooling system to positively impact your indoor air quality.

Use the Expertise of Your HVAC Partner

The team at Keith Air Conditioning can help you improve the indoor air quality in your home as well as reduce the presence of pollutants with a potential to seriously impact your family’s health.

One important way to keep your heating and cooling system working at its best and reduce the presence of indoor allergens is to maintain routine maintenance with the help of a licensed, experienced HVAC service provider like Keith Air.

Contact us to maintain your heating and air systems, including air filter replacement, cleaning and lubricating of all mechanical parts, checking coolant levels, bleaching the condensate line and a complete system inspection – all of which can help prevent allergens from circulating throughout your home.

Contact Keith Air to schedule an appointment today.