Prepare your Lake City, Georgia, home and combat allergens this fall. Harmful particles, ragweed, and dust mites induce itchy eyes, sneezing, and coughing during this time of year. With the following tips, you can relieve your allergy symptoms and improve your home’s air quality.
Reduce Dust Mites
Dust mites thrive in temperatures ranging from the high 60s to mid-70s Fahrenheit. You’ll never completely rid your home of these little critters, but you can reduce the number of dust mites in your home. Use a dehumidifier to keep the air below 50 percent humidity. Dust mites typically die off if the humidity drops below 70 percent. Dusting and vacuuming regularly can also be a huge help.
Pollen has a nasty habit of sticking to fabric, so change your clothes as soon as you get home. This simple trick will help you avoid spreading allergenic spores around the house. If you love working outdoors, try to finish in the early morning or evening if possible. Pollen counts are highest in the afternoon and can increase symptoms. Using pollen masks and gardening gloves can be helpful, too.
Remove Pet Dander
Some people who suffer from seasonal allergies are also affected by pet allergies. These allergies are set off by pet dander and fur. If you don’t have a pet, then avoid contact with furry animals. But if you’re an animal lover, then bathe and groom your four-legged friend regularly. Wearing a filtering mask and only allowing pets into certain areas of your home can help control your allergy symptoms as well. Be sure to keep litter boxes and pet bedding clear from air vents. An air purifier can also clear out those pesky pet allergens.
Schedule an appointment with Corbin Comfort Systems and see how our professional staff can help your family deal with allergens this fall. Call us today at 404-461-9796 for all of your HVAC needs.
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