For many, winter allergies are a constant source of frustration and discomfort. Sometimes it might even feel like a lost cause, especially if you suffer from spring allergies too. If you want to win the battle against winter allergies once and for all, and finally experience relief, follow these four essential tips. While pollen is often the main perpetrator with spring allergies, winter allergies occur due to indoor allergens. We can give you the tools to help tackle the sources so that you can finally breathe easy again.
During the winter months, the air is significantly dry and cold. It doesn’t help that using a heater further dries out the air. And we all know that dry air is no friend to us humans, with side effects including cracked skin and dry noses, among others. By adding dehumidifiers to your most commonly used rooms, you can reduce dryness in the air. However, be careful about how much moisture you introduce because mold thrives in damp areas. We recommend a maximum humidity of 50 percent.
Clean Your Home Regularly
New year, new you, right? If you’re not exactly thrilled by the thought of cleaning your home on a regular basis, consider making it one of your resolutions. If ignored, your home will only continue to accumulate harmful germs, dander, and dust, all of which act as catalysts for winter allergies. To make things easier on yourself, break the chore list up over several days, and then establish a manageable weekly routine. For best results, we recommend using a vacuum with a HEPA-grade filter.
Get a Control on Pet Dander
Owning a furry friend comes with numerous benefits, like companionship and unconditional love. However, if you suffer from allergies, it can be difficult to snuggle up with your four-legged buddy. There are several ways you can reduce pet dander in your home, including:
- Changing out your HVAC air filter every 30-90 days. Refer to your manufacturer’s guidelines for a more accurate timeline.
- Regularly cleaning your home.
- Ensuring your pet is on the proper diet.
- Promptly addressing any skin or medical conditions your pet is dealing with.
- Keeping your pet well-groomed, bathing and brushing them once a week. Avoid bathing your pet more than once a week because it could actually dry out their skin, leading to more pet dander.
- If your allergies are insufferable, consider keeping your pets off all furniture, including couches, chairs and beds.
Have a Licensed HVAC Technician Test Your Indoor Air Quality
During the winter months, people tend to stay inside more. Unfortunately, indoor air often contains around 100 times more pollutants than the air outdoors, making you more prone to illnesses. If you want to get a handle on your winter allergies, we recommend scheduling an appointment with Action Air to have your indoor air quality tested. Between our vast knowledge surrounding IAQ and our top-of-the-line equipment, we can determine exactly what’s plaguing your home and come up with a solution to meet your budget and needs.
We proudly offer comprehensive indoor air quality services so that you can have maximum comfort all year long. The licensed, expert technicians at Action Air are ready to join your army to defeat your winter allergies! Give us a call today at (317) 585 – 8981 to learn more or fill out our contact form.