Allergies can make you feel miserable no matter where you are. They’re even worse when they plague you in the comfort of your own home. Unfortunately, its warm and humid climate means Florida’s Space Coast is perennially home to pollen, mold and other allergens. With that in mind, it’s important to know how to allergy-proof your home all year long. Here are a few of the best ways to keep allergens in check in your Satellite Beach, Florida home.
Eliminate Common Sources of Allergens
Two of the biggest sources of allergens indoors are carpeting and bedding. If possible, consider replacing your carpets with hardwood or linoleum floors. Failing that, vacuum at least weekly with a vacuum that features a HEPA filter. It’s also a good idea to change or wash your bedding at least once a week. These steps alone can significantly reduce levels of dust, dander and other allergy triggers.
Keep Your HVAC System Well-Maintained
HVAC filters are purpose-built to pull allergens and other particulates out of the air and trap them in place. Over time, however, these particulates build up and your filters become less effective and efficient. Ensure your HVAC system is keeping your air clean by checking your filters monthly and replacing them at least quarterly. It’s also a good idea to schedule an HVAC duct cleaning at least once every few years. Dust and other allergens often settle inside ducts and can ultimately spread throughout your home.
Install an Air Purification System
The unfortunate reality is that maintaining good indoor air quality sometimes requires a helping hand. If you’re having allergy troubles at home, it may be time for a professionally installed air purification system. Air purifiers have proven effective at removing household dust mites and other allergy triggers and improving overall indoor air quality.
Living with allergies is tough enough without having to suffer in your own home. Learn more about allergy-proofing your home by exploring Coastal Climate Experts’ HVAC maintenance plans or call to speak with a representative at (321) 274-9165,/strong>.