4 Often Overlooked Places Where Allergens Hide

December 28, 2019
Man Tissue Allergies

Allergens are easy to feel but hard to see. If you’re experiencing common symptoms such as congestion, watery eyes, sneezing and sore throat, there’s a good chance that you have some sneaky irritants hiding in your Overton, Texas, home. Learn where allergens are lurking in your home so you can clear the air and breathe easier.

Window Hangings

If you don’t launder your curtains regularly, they’ve probably become a haven for allergens. This is especially true if you open your windows, welcoming pollen in to settle on the first surface it finds. Even in homes where the windows stay closed, these draperies will gather dust and dander. Wipe down your blinds with a damp cloth and wash window hangings in hot water.

Bedding

Are you sleeping in a deep bed of allergens? If you toss worn clothing on the bed, you’ve probably left pollen and other pollutants behind. Dust mites settle into mattresses and pillows if they’re not encased in allergen-proof covers. Launder sheets and blankets weekly in hot water to kill anything that’s hiding there.

HVAC System

Your HVAC system pulls in allergens with each circulation. A clean air filter will catch some allergens, but not all of them. Adding an air cleaner to the system can help capture a greater number of irritants. Scheduling regular maintenance will give your system a routine cleanup, as well.

Scented Products

Candles and air fresheners often contain chemicals and allergens that can make you uncomfortable. Keep the air fresh by keeping it clean instead. Change the air filter in your HVAC system every two or three months. Use a ventilation system to keep your air fresh. These natural tactics address the issue at its root rather than covering it up.

If you’re looking for smart solutions for indoor air quality issues, contact JD’s A/C at (903) 759-7483. We can assess your individual situation and help you come up with the right IAQ installation for your needs.

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