What can I do to help my indoor air quality during allergy season? 04/27/2018There are many great things that come with spring, including warmer weather and the ability to spend a greater amount of time outside. But one thing that can throw a wrench into enjoying the season is the presence of allergens. From runny noses to itchy eyes, seasonal allergies can be a pest to any of your family members. And when you wake up with these symptoms instead of feeling like you’ve had a restful night’s sleep, you’re going to want to find a solution. And while we frequently think of the outdoors when it comes to allergy season, allergens can exist within the home. Many homeowners have become increasingly concerned with their indoor air quality and the impact on the home’s occupants. However, while it’s challenging to remove those allergens from the outdoors, there are steps you can take to cut these contaminants in your home. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) shares the following as the main sources of indoor allergens: Pets Wall-to-wall carpet Soft furniture Stuffed toys Bedding Damp areas Indoor plants Mattresses that aren’t in allergy covers Pillows and bedding you can’t wash in hot water The AAFA also provides a few steps to help you control allergens in your home. Put plastic covers over all mattresses and pillows. Wash your bedding weekly. Vacuum once or twice a week. Cover your garbage cans. Keep pets out of the bedroom. Close the windows and doors to keep pollen from flowing into the home. Keeping your home clean and reducing the opportunity for dust, pollen and other contaminants to enter the home will go a long way to enhancing your home comfort. Put a plan in place so that you can prepare your home and be ready to enjoy the warmer temperatures. Don’t make this allergy season harder than it needs to be. If you would like more information on how you can improve your home comfort with purification or filtration systems, or if you have some questions on how to find a solution for the quality of air in your space, give Farnell Mechanical, Inc. a call at 334-524-2458 or schedule an appointment online to speak with one of our professionals.