Your home is a place where you can feel comfortable, relaxed, and safe. If your house is full of dust, pet hair, dirt, and other airborne particles, your home no longer is a safe haven and your allergy and asthma symptoms can worsen. Want to breathe easier? Try these 9 tips to stop allergens indoors:

  1. Manage the humidity in your home with a dehumidifier.
  2. Vacuum your home weekly, especially carpet and upholstered furniture.
  3. Use an air purifier and filters.
  4. Use dust mite covers on your mattress and pillows.
  5. Wash your bedding and fabric curtains weekly in hot water.
  6. Use exhaust fans to help reduce moisture accumulation during and after baths and showers.
  7. Use a damp microfiber cloth when dusting to trap and get rid of dust particles.
  8. Switch to environmentally friendly cleaning products.
  9. Keep the windows closed during the prime pollen season.

Along with these practices, you should consider the last time your air ducts were cleaned. Did you know the air in a home, along with those pesky allergens and pollutants, typically circulates through the HVAC system and air ducts 5 to 7 times throughout the day? During the circulation process, it is common for allergens and other debris to build up in the air ducts. When your air ducts are properly cleaned, you can stop allergens from settling and accumulating in the air ducts.

Get in touch with us here at Clean Air Columbia to make your home more comfortable and breathable.