We’re well into spring here in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and while we love the beautiful weather, many of us aren’t as thrilled about the allergies that tend to hitch a ride with spring. Fortunately, while you may not be able to control outdoor allergies, you can limit allergies within your home. By understanding where your indoor allergies are coming from, you can allergy-proof your home and enjoy a relaxing spring. Here’s how you can get started.

Watch Humidity

With spring comes more moisture in the air, and while we don’t have to deal with dry skin and sinus irritation, we need to address the issues that high humidity can cause. Too much moisture in your air can lead to mold growth, which can inflame allergies and lead to other illnesses. Control humidity by ventilating wet areas of your home, such as the bathroom. To consistently regulate humidity, consider installing a whole-home dehumidifier.

Wash Pets Often

Your pets may already be a problem for your allergies, and those problems only get worse in the spring, when pollen and other particles get caught in fur. Wash your pets often to remove many of the particles that they bring into your home, as well as the dander that may be causing allergic reactions.

Install an Air Cleaner

If you or members of your family are especially susceptible to allergens, then you can guarantee an allergy-proof home by installing a whole-home air cleaner. While your HVAC system’s standard air filter catches many particles, an air cleaner is far more effective at apprehending particles, and many air cleaners neutralize such organisms with an electric pulse.

Schedule HVAC Maintenance

When your HVAC system is operating as it should be, it helps you maintain high indoor air quality by catching particles and ensuring clean airflow. Without proper maintenance, your system will become less effective at maintaining comfort and health in your home. Contact your local HVAC technician to schedule your preventive maintenance.

Don’t suffer through spring. Improve your indoor air quality by calling Custom/Design Heating and Air Conditioning at 540-322-1096.