With spring just around the corner, now is the perfect time to think about how to handle the allergens in your Savannah, Georgia, home. By following a few simple tips and tricks, you can prepare for the allergy season and get your home allergen-proofed.
Declutter and Clean Your Home
Clutter gives allergens the perfect place to hide and can also create a dust and pollen buildup that can come loose in the air. Clean any cluttered areas, and give your house a complete once-over, dusting and vacuuming under furniture, in corners, and anywhere else dust can hide.
Set Reminders to Change Your Filters
Dirty air filters are one of the quickest ways to get allergens, pollen, and pet dander circulating throughout the air in your home and triggering your allergy symptoms. Mark your calendar, or set a phone reminder, to check the filter every few weeks and another reminder to change the filter at least monthly. If you have someone in the household with severe allergies, you may want to consider installing a filter with a slightly higher MERV rating.
Have Your Pets Groomed and Trimmed
If you share your home with furry friends, you should regularly take them to be bathed and brushed. If the breed type allows, keep your pets’ fur trimmed short so you’ll have less of it in the house. Keep pets out of your sleeping area, regularly wash their bedding, and vacuum areas in which they eat and sleep.
Schedule HVAC Maintenance
Having routine maintenance performed on your HVAC system not only improves its efficiency and longevity, but it also helps clean out dirt, debris, and allergens that build up on the components over time and get into your indoor air supply. During your HVAC maintenance, your specialist will also ensure your rooms are getting proper airflow and the air is circulating properly.
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