Living with allergies can decrease your enjoyment of life. This may be especially true if you suffer from pollen allergies that are predominant in the spring of the year. You may want to stay indoors more, even though the weather outside begs your attention. If so, it’s critical for reducing your allergy symptoms to work to increase the indoor air quality of your home. Understanding some ways to help you achieve this goal is sure to help you breath better and sneeze less!
- Avoid opening the windows – It may be tempting to enjoy the natural freshness of the outside air by keeping the windows in your home open. However, this is simply inviting pollen into your living space, and this should not be done on a regular basis.
- Use a special air filter – Allergy sufferers can greatly benefit by using an HEPA air filter in the home. This type can help increase the overall air quality of your home and may help eliminate allergy symptoms in the process.
- Put the fan exhaust to work – When preparing meals for your family, you should use the fan on your stovetop range to help keep the air flowing in your home and to work to eliminate fumes.
- Eliminate carpet – Many homeowners enjoy walking on a plush carpet, but this can be a haven for pollen and debris to accumulate. Consider putting in hardwood flooring in your home to reduce the possibility of your carpet collecting things that you may have an allergic reaction to immediately.
At Robert B. Payne, we are fully equipped to analyze the air quality in your home and give you some recommendations on how to improve it if you suffer from allergies. Simply call us today at 540-373-5876 because, in our business, you will always come first!