Are you struggling with persistent allergies in your home? If you have troublesome allergy symptoms, you’re not alone. More than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies every year. While problems like allergic rhinitis often crop up seasonally, they can also persist year-round if your home traps allergens. While you can’t control all the pollutants and allergens lurking outside your home, you can take several steps to make sure you don’t have to suffer indoors.
Take a closer look at your home to see if you can find some smart strategies for cleaning up the air. A home that acts as a well-sealed envelope will do a better job of keeping irritants and pollutants out. When was the last time you inspected your insulation or gave your home a careful once-over to look for properly sealed windows and doors? These home maintenance tasks can have a big impact on your overall comfort.
Your HVAC system plays a major role in home comfort and indoor air quality as well. You should make sure your ductwork is in good shape and always schedule your annual air conditioning tuneup. Check your air filter to make sure it’s not dirty; you should change this filter once every one to three months for the best performance. Are you struggling to keep your home’s indoor air as breathable as you’d like?