No one flourishes in a dusty, allergen-laden environment. Small children and babies, people who suffer from allergies and asthma, and anyone who has any other respiratory ailment are especially vulnerable. There are steps you can take that, along with the assistance of your heating and cooling specialist, can help you keep dust and allergens out of your home.
Here are some ideas? to get you started.
- Leave your shoes at the door. Reduce the amount of dust and allergens you bring into your home by leaving your street shoes at the door and changing into house shoes before you track them all over the house.
- Rethink your decor. Upholstered furniture, heavy window treatments, throw pillows and carpeting all hold dust.
- Change your furnace filters and vacuum bags and filters frequently.
- Make sure your clothes dryer is vented properly to the outside.
- Check for air infiltration around doors and windows. Caulk and seal as needed.
- Have your service technician inspect the ductwork for air leaks. He can also help you determine if a duct cleaning is advised.
Being mindful of how these things get into and accumulate in your home will help you learn how to keep dust and allergens out of your indoor environment.
For more helpful information about reducing the amount of dust and allergens in your home please contact Around the Clock Air Conditioning and Heating. We have been in the Los Angeles area since 1967. Our experienced and qualified technicians will be able to help you with your heating and air conditioning needs.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Los Angeles, North Hollywood and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about allergens and other HVAC topics, downloadour free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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