5 Easy Ways To Allergy-Proof Your Florida Home In Spring
The air inside your home can contain 10 times more allergy-inducing particles than the air found outdoors. This creates an uncomfortable and unpleasant home environment. But with these five easy ways to allergy-proof your Florida home, you will increase your indoor air quality and improve your overall health.
A home with too much clutter is harder to clean and creates a breeding ground for dust and dirt. Reducing the clutter by packing away excess items is an easy and quick way to allergy-proof your Florida home.
Regular cleaning prevents a buildup of allergy-aggravating dust. However, there is a right way and wrong way to clean. Instead of feather dusters, which push the settled dust back into the air, use a damp lint-free cloth. Furthermore, always dust the highest surface first and work downward. After you have dusted, immediately vacuum carpets and upholstery with a vacuum cleaner that has a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter attached.
Improve Air Quality
Installing a whole-house air purifier or ventilation system will help keep your indoor air dust-free. Air purifiers trap particles — such as dust, dander, mold spores and odors — floating through the air and prevent them from re-entering your home. A ventilation system will push these air particles out of the home and provide better air circulation. Both will help allergy-proof your Florida home.
Your first line of defense against dust, dander and other contaminates, the HVAC air filter is a vital part of heating and cooling systems. A dirty filter cannot properly trap air contaminates and will increase HVAC energy use. Changing the air filter once every month or every other month will allergy-proof your Florida home.
Regular HVAC maintenance keeps the unit clean and functioning properly, which reduces allergy-symptoms, increases air quality and lowers your energy costs. A properly maintained HVAC system will also prolong the life of the unit and reduce the chance of unexpected malfunctions.
For more information on how to allergy-proof your home, contact us at Symbiont Service Corp. We provide professional and trustworthy services to Florida’s Suncoast.
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