Indoor Air Quality and Allergies

February 11, 2020

The air quality in your home is very important, especially if you have allergies. Unfortunately, indoor air quality is often worse than the air outside, and people spend most of their time indoors. Here are five steps you can take to ensure your air quality is as good as possible.

Use a Whole-Home Dehumidifier

Humid air can lead to mold and mildew. However, a whole-home dehumidifier will create ideal conditions to keep mold and mildew at bay. Once installed, you should keep your home between 40% to 50% humidity to help allergy sufferers.
F & R Air Conditioning, Inc. of Abbeville, Louisiana, can install whole-home dehumidifier systems. We provide other products and services as well to keep your home’s air clean.

Install a Better Furnace Filter

Basic filters only trap large pollutants. A more expensive HEPA filter can trap small particles that affect people with allergies. HEPA filters trap pollen, dust, mold, animal hair, and insect debris.

Buy a Smart Thermostat

Some smart thermostats don’t just heat your home more efficiently. They can also track air quality and outdoor pollen levels. It’ll turn on your home’s purification system when the air quality gets too bad.

Keep Your Home Clean

You should vacuum your carpets once or twice a week. Ideally, use a vacuum with a HEPA filter. You should regularly clean surfaces where dust and dirt collect. Other things to clean regularly include fabric furniture, curtains, and bedding. Make sure your kitchen and bathrooms are dry so mold doesn’t develop.

Ventilate Your Home

When the weather allows for it, open doors and windows to air out your home. You’ll especially want to do this while cleaning, painting, or doing something else that involves pollutants. You can use ventilation products during the colder months.

Heating and Cooling Expert in Abbeville

F & R Air Conditioning, Inc. has been in business since 1956. We’re a Lennox-certified dealer that offers residential and commercial services. Our services include heating and cooling installations, repairs, and maintenance. Please contact us today to set up an appointment.

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