How can I reduce allergens in my home?

If someone in your family suffers from allergies, one of the most important things you can do is find out how to reduce allergens in your home. You may not realize it, but according to the EPA, the indoor air quality in residential homes can sometimes be more than 100 times worse than that of the outside air. Continue reading to find out three ways you can reduce the allergens in your home.

  1. Improved filtration. There is a large market of air cleaners and purifiers that can significantly improve the filtration in your home. Most of these air cleaners will filter out even the smallest of particles and allergens in order to improve the air in your home. But remember, those air filters need to be changed every one to three months, depending on how often your HVAC systems are being used. If you’re interested in an air cleaner installation, contact Rick’s Heating & Cooling today—we provide an excellent selection of air cleaners and purifiers.
  2. Installing a humidifier. Especially during the winter, when the air gets very dry, it’s really important to make sure the humidity levels in your home stay at an optimal level in order to reduce the allergens in your home, such as dust particles and bacteria. When you install a whole-house humidifier, the moist air is actually easier on your lungs, which is a great benefit to those with asthma.
  3. Duct cleaning. You’d be amazed by the dirt and dust that can collect in your ducts. Check out your ductwork annually to be sure you’re not in need of duct cleaning.

If you’re wondering how to reduce allergens in your home, contact Rick’s Heating & Cooling today for more assistance!