Service Professionals Explain How to Minimize Exposure to Dust and Allergies
WACO, Texas (April 14, 2015) – The spring, along with the springtime air, can be a nice change of pace from the harsh and cold winter days. But spring can also make allergies flare up. Aire Serv has tips to keep dust, dander and allergies down during spring while improving indoor air quality.
Over time, dust can collect in the air ducts. The best way to ensure the ducts are free of dust is to have a service professional perform a thorough duct cleaning using specialized equipment. Aside from cleaning the ductwork, homeowners should be sure to clean all vents and registers, at least seasonally because dust, dander and animal hair can collect and cling to vents and registers. Dusters, wet and dry rags work great to remove lint, hair and other dust particles from vents and registers.
Changing air filters regularly can have an immediate impact on improving indoor air quality. Homeowners should change air filters every 60 to 90 days. Allergy sufferers should consider changing the filter monthly to reduce indoor allergies.
Homeowners who suffer from allergies should consider investing in an air purifier. Air purifiers reduce the amount of dust, pollen, pet dander and mold spores in the home. Exposure to these increases the likelihood of experiencing symptoms. The reason air purifiers are beneficial to allergy sufferers is because they are capable of capturing bacterial and dust particles.
Dehumidifiers help improve indoor air quality by extracting water from the conditioned air. High temperatures and humidity increases the growth of various molds and mildew. The high temperatures and humidity can also cause an increase in the exposure of fleas, cockroaches and dust mites. Dry air in buildings can also cause health problems, including skin and respiratory irritation. A dehumidifier reduces these health issues.
Vacuuming is another important step to further reduce poor indoor air quality. Homes that have carpets and rugs should be vacuumed on a regular basis. If the home contains pets such as cats and dogs, vacuuming is especially important to reduce the amount of dander and pet hair that gets trapped in the fibers of rugs and carpets.