Everyone knows there are numerous allergens outside. But many homeowners pay little attention to the number of allergens that exist in their Richardson, Texas, home. In some cases, the number of allergens in your home can be higher than in the air outside. If you want to improve your indoor air quality (IAQ), you must know the most common allergens in your home and how to eliminate them. Here are three:

Pollen

Pollen hitchhikes its way indoors on your clothes and shoes, eventually tracking through your home until it permeates every room. You can significantly reduce the amount of pollen in your home by asking guests to remove their shoes before entering and making sure they store outerwear in a closet by the door. Similarly, change your HVAC air filter regularly in seasons when pollen is high to help minimize its spread.

Pet Hair and Dander

Your pets are part of your family. But their dander and hair can worsen asthma and allergy symptoms, potentially leading to respiratory issues. Ensure that you regularly bathe and groom your pet Create a sleeping area for them away from yours. Vacuum their sleeping area a few times a week, and launder any bedding at least once a week. As a result, you’ll live happily together without worrying about allergy symptoms.

Dust

Dust is an issue in every home — sometimes more so in older homes or homes with a lot of decor. You can remove dust and debris from your system’s components by regularly dusting your home and scheduling regular HVAC maintenance. If you have noticed a buildup of dust around your vents and returns, it may be time to consider having your ductwork cleaned.

These common allergens can affect your home’s IAQ. To prevent that, contact us at 972-338-9277 today. Carrollton Air Conditioning, Inc. will schedule your maintenance to get your system cleaned and functioning optimally.

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