Spring may be a time when temperatures are finally rising after a long winter, but for many people, it’s also a time when allergy symptoms come back in full force. Instead of heading outdoors and enjoying the warmer weather, you may find yourself cooped up indoors, trying to escape the high pollen count.
But what if your home doesn’t offer the relief from allergies that you’re looking for? Indoor air is often two to five times more contaminated than outdoor air, according to the EPA. This can mean that your allergy symptoms are even worse when you’re inside your home.
Improve Indoor Air Quality with These DIY Steps
Fortunately, there is a lot that you can do to improve your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ). Here are a few simple steps you can take on your own to minimize your exposure to common allergy triggers:
Control Dust & Pet Dander
Dust and pet dander have a tendency to settle on rugs, furniture, bedding, and other household furnishings. Be sure to dust and vacuum frequently and to wash bedding and furniture covers often.
Lingering moisture can cause mold to multiply inside your home. Be sure to use bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans to keep indoor humidity at a safe and healthy level.
You may be tempted to open the windows to “let in some fresh air,” but this will bring pollen and other outside allergens into your home. Instead, keep the windows closed and let your HVAC system circulate air inside your home.
Check Your Air Filters
Are you checking the air filters in your heating and air conditioning systems regularly? Check these important filters at least once a month and replace them as soon as they begin to become dirty or clogged.
Uncover Hidden Allergy Triggers with indoor air quality (IAQ) Testing
Poor indoor air quality is often a sign that there are larger issues contaminating the air inside your home. A malfunctioning furnace, for example, could be letting carbon monoxide leak into your home. Ductwork leaks, on the other hand, could be letting dirt and dust seep into your ductwork—and, in turn, into your conditioned air.
To find out if issues like these are affecting the air you and your family breathe, it’s important to test your home’s indoor air quality.
Indoor air quality (IAQ) Testing by BurtonWright Mechanical
Wondering how to test the air quality inside your home? Schedule indoor air quality(IAQ) testing with the air quality experts at BurtonWright Mechanical. IAQ testing will show you what’s lurking in your indoor air. Plus, as a registered Fresh-Aire dealer, our team can provide effective upgrades that make your home healthier—such as air purification with a Fresh-Aire UV system (which uses UV light and an activated carbon filter to clean your conditioned air).
For a Limited Time: Get a Free indoor air quality (IAQ) Analysis
If you’re looking for ways to improve the indoor air quality in your home near Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, or Bentonville, now is a great time to act. For a limited time, BurtonWright is offering free IAQ analysis and blower door testing. Get in touch with our team to learn more and take advantage of this special offer!