How To Help Manage Allergies In Your Home
Ah, warmer temperatures have seemed to arrive! However, with warmer temperatures come seasonal allergies and those in the springtime are often some of the worst. National is here today to help you to manage allergies in your home.
Put A Filter On It
Have you started running your air conditioning unit yet? One of the easiest and most important things you can do for your home and your unit is to change the filter at the beginning of AC season and check it regularly. The filter forces particulates out of the air and prevents them from circulating inside your home…and it keeps them from circulating up your nose! If you also happen to run a humidifier or other air purifier, be sure to check the filters in those, as well.
Also, giving us a call to conduct a seasonal service on your AC unit is a great idea! National will give you a “wellness check” to make sure everything is running in great condition…including the filter!
Keep It Outside
It’s SO tempting to keep doors and windows open during moderate temperature weather. While it may help you save on your utility bill, it’s a pretty bad idea for people who suffer from seasonal allergies. Be sure to keep your door and windows shut, as pet dander, pollen, dust, and other particles will make their way into your home and sinus cavities.
A Word On Indoor/Outdoor Pets
Pets are some of the biggest culprits in bringing allergens into your home. On top of their natural pet dander (which many people are already allergic to), animals who are both indoor and outdoor pets can carry in other allergens like pollen and dust. If your pet comes in and out throughout the day, be sure to bathe them regularly or wipe them down with a damp paper towel (which is particularly helpful for pets of the feline variety).
We hope this gives you a few ideas on how to reduce allergens in your home. National is here to help you keep your allergies under control, in addition to keeping your home nice and cool during the warmer months.