Each spring seems to bring the return of your children’s allergies. Their sneezing and itchy eye problems become more noticeable, and their discomfort is obvious. But what you may not be aware of is the fact that allergies are sometimes a year-round problem. They subside only for those who live in areas with four seasons and may not go away completely. Winter temperatures can reduce the amount of allergens in the air except for the place your kids spend most of their time: inside your home. Indoor air quality can affect their comfort levels.
Dust in the home is the leading cause of allergic reactions. Dust carries irritants such as dust mites and microscopic irritants that get into the body through the respiratory system. You may think you’re keeping your home free from dust because you clean and vacuum regularly, but you may not pick up all the dust. In fact, your HVAC system is a source of dust with its areas where dust can collect. When the air conditioner or furnace turns on inside your home, these systems can blow that dust into the air. Just as commercial buildings such as offices or educational settings such as schools need regular HVAC system maintenance, getting your home’s ducts free from dust also requires an HVAC technician’s help.
The best way to get allergies under control is to identify their source. Study the infographic below to learn ways you can reduce the amount of allergens in your home and keep everyone comfortable.