Dust, pollen, and other allergens can get into your home in several ways. For example, your children can bring them inside after they’ve been playing outside, or your pets might bring them in on their coats after walks or hikes. Allergens can also come into your home through gaps in doors, windows, or garages. Fortunately, you have several options to reduce these opportunistic invaders and reduce the number of allergens circulating throughout your house. Here’s what you need to know.
Change Before You Come Inside
If you have spent the day working outdoors, you might be covered in more allergens than you realize. Removing these before you come inside is a good idea. Rinse off with a hose or take a dip in the pool before you come inside to get as much pollen or grass off your body as possible. If you have a mudroom or a washroom, you can change there before you enter the main part of the house. You can then put your clothes, hats, and any other items in the washing machine and keep the allergens contained and out of the main part of the house.
Change Air Filters Regularly
An air filter can help keep the majority of airborne contaminants out of your ducts and vents, but you do need to change it regularly to maintain its effectiveness. If you need help installing or changing your air filters, our team at Titan Heating & Air in Georgetown can provide it. A complete indoor air quality assessment might also be helpful, identifying weak spots in your home’s defense against allergens and developing potential strategies to better protect your home and make it safer for your family and pets.
If you are looking for ways to breathe easier at home, don’t hesitate to contact Titan Heating & Air today! In addition to indoor air quality services, we can also help with heating system repair and maintenance and ductless air conditioning system installations.