Here in the Greater Kansas City area, the spring and summer seasons often bring beautiful flowers, green grass, and warm weather. It’s also the time of year when many of us resume our favorite outdoor activities. Some like to work in the garden, others enjoy outdoor sports like soccer or baseball, and many of us in the KC area look forward to firing up the grill for a little homemade barbecue. Although the landscape is beautiful, and the spring and summer weather can be quite comfortable, allergens in this area of the country are abundant. Many locals spend a great amount of time each year dealing with sneezing, itchy eyes, and all around miserable allergy symptoms. As difficult as it can be to deal with seasonal allergens while enjoying a favorite outdoor activity, dealing with indoor allergens can be just as frustrating. But, there are things you can try to help control indoor allergens as well as your exposure to them.
Seeking the advice of a doctor for allergy diagnoses is a beneficial first step in identifying and controlling the indoor allergens that may be causing allergy symptoms. Once you know which indoor allergens may be causing your symptoms, you are better able to reduce or eliminate your exposure to them. Additionally, following are a few things that may help reduce or control indoor allergens in your home.
- Keep your home clean and reduce unnecessary clutter
- Vacuum rugs and carpets at least once a week
- Use a vacuum that has a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter
- Enclose your pillows, mattresses, and box-springs in dust-mite-proof covers
- Wash bed linens in hot water once a week
- Put down doormats both inside and outside all entryways into your home
A properly maintained HVAC (Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning) system can also help reduce indoor allergens. By using an air conditioner to cool your home during the warm months of the year, instead of opening the windows, you can help keep outdoor allergens outside. This can be especially beneficial during pollen season. Regular service and maintenance of your HVAC system should also include replacing the system filter. Some experts recommend changing HVAC filters at least once per season. A good filter can help reduce the amount of allergens circulating throughout your home.
And if your air ducts seem dirty or congested, consider having them professionally cleaned. Contaminants that may be in your heating and air conditioning duct system include mold, dust, pollen, pet dander, and hair. By cleaning the ducts, you may help reduce indoor allergens, as well as reduce dust and eliminate odors. Additionally, heating and air conditioning systems run more efficiently with cleaner air ducts which can reduce heating and cooling costs.
If you are in the Greater Kansas City area, and are in need of an HVAC system tune up, air duct cleaning, or just have questions regarding your heating and air conditioning system, Davenport Service Company in Olathe can help. As an Olathe heating and cooling company, Davenport Service offers services for heat pumps, furnaces, air conditioners, as well as air duct cleaning, and plumbing services.
Founded in 1980, Davenport Service Company has provided "Customer First" service in Johnson County, Kansas for over three decades. We provide 24/7 emergency service, preventive maintenance service, and seasonal tune-ups for commercial and residential heating and air conditioning systems. Call 913-441-2222 for hassle-free scheduling today!