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Controlling Allergens in Your Home

Allergies are a common nuisance for many people. For some, they only occur a few months out of the year. Others, however, aren’t as fortunate and have allergies all year. If you suffer from indoor allergies, your home is a source of symptoms such as stuffy nose, runny nose, sneezing and dry coughs. Here are a few tips to help control the source of your ailment.

Install Whole Home Filters

Most homes built today use high-quality insulation and sealing techniques to prevent heat loss. This design also prevents indoor air from getting out, which is then continuously cycled by the HVAC system. This recycled air contains dust mites, pet dander, fungus and other bothersome contaminants. There are many indoor air quality products Conway AR available to filter allergens from the air. Items such as advanced filtration systems or ultraviolet lights rid the air of mold, pollen, bacteria and other items that trigger allergies. 

Get Rid of Pests

Small insects and rodents get into homes through cracks in the walls or foundation. These pests leave behind residue that some people are allergic to. Traps are available at most hardware stores and can be set in problem areas of your home. Contact an exterminator if that doesn’t solve the problem. To clean your home of insect and rodent debris, vacuum carpets and wipe down hard surfaces on a regular routine. 

Keep Temperatures and Humidity Low

Mold and fungus grow best in an environment that is warm and moist. Keeping the thermostat set between 68 F and 72 F and using a dehumidifier to keep the moisture level below 50 percent is enough to prevent this growth.

Don’t let allergens make you suffer in your how home. Follow these steps to keep your house free and clear so you can enjoy living in comfort.