Allergies can creep up as soon as the seasons change. In Summerlin, Nevada, when winter arrives, so can allergy symptoms. However, here are a few ways to minimize winter allergies and help you stay comfortable during the winter season.
Vacuum More Often
Vacuuming isn’t a fun task, but it can help curb your allergy symptoms. Vacuums help to reduce dust, pet dander, and other allergens that may make it into your home. You could also try a vacuum with a HEPA filter. These types of filters help to trap smaller particles that get missed by a regular vacuum. With a HEPA filter, your chance of reducing allergens in your home is higher than without one.
Change Your Air Filter
If you’re prone to allergies, and even if you’re not, it’s a good idea to change your air filters every 30–90 days, depending on the time of year. Dirty air filters can also lead to dirty vents and dirty ducts. So changing your air filter and having your HVAC system regularly maintained can help lessen winter allergies.
Use a Humidifier
Dry air can also cause our sinuses to be dry and not prevent allergens like dust mites and pet dander from entering our lungs. Using a humidifier can add moisture to the air and help clear out our sinuses. Just make sure the humidity level is less than 50% to avoid harmful biological growth in your home.
Wash Sheets Often
Dust mites can get onto our bedding quite often. Aim for washing your sheets in hot water weekly. You could also get hypoallergenic covers for your mattress and pillows to help minimize allergies.
These tips can help to minimize winter allergies and help you stay comfortable in your home. To schedule an appointment to discuss HVAC maintenance, call our experts at Zen Aire Air Conditioning and Heating at 702-827-5253.
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