Don't let spring be the miserable season due to asthma and allergies - let these easy steps help you breathe easy!

As the weather warms up and flowers begin to bloom, it’s a beautiful time of year. But for some of us, it also means the start of allergy and asthma season. Don’t worry though, with a few simple steps, you can get your indoor air quality (IAQ) in tip-top shape and breeze through spring with ease.

Cleanliness is key

Let’s start with the basics. Keeping your home clean can make a world of difference for your indoor air quality. Regular dusting, vacuuming, and mopping can help reduce allergens like dust mites, pollen, and pet dander. Don’t forget to wash your bedding in hot water once a week to keep it fresh and allergen-free.

Let the fresh air in

Opening windows and doors on mild spring days can help improve ventilation and flush out indoor pollutants. Just be mindful of pollen levels if you suffer from seasonal allergies. Checking the pollen forecast before opening up can save you from a sneezy situation.

Invest in an air purifier

Consider adding an air purifier to your home. These handy devices can help filter out allergens and other airborne pollutants, leaving you with cleaner, fresher air to breathe. Look for a purifier with a HEPA filter for maximum effectiveness.

Keep humidity in check

High humidity can create the perfect breeding ground for mold and dust mites, which can trigger allergies and asthma symptoms. Use a dehumidifier to maintain optimal indoor humidity levels (ideally between 30-50%) and prevent moisture-related issues.

Say no to smoking indoors

If you’re a smoker, now might be the perfect time to kick the habit, or at least take it outside. Secondhand smoke can worsen asthma symptoms and irritate allergies. By keeping your home smoke-free, you’ll breathe easier and create a healthier environment for everyone.

Mind your pets

We love our furry friends, but their dander can be a major allergen trigger. Bathe your pets regularly and keep them off furniture and out of bedrooms if possible. Vacuuming regularly can also help keep pet hair and dander under control.

Stay on top of maintenance

Don’t forget about your HVAC system! Regular maintenance, including changing filters and scheduling professional cleanings, can help keep your system running efficiently and your indoor air quality high.

Allergy-proof your bedroom

Your bedroom should be a sanctuary for restful sleep, not a battleground against allergies. Consider using allergen-proof covers on your pillows and mattress to keep dust mites at bay. And if possible, avoid bringing in fresh flowers or plants that may trigger allergies.

Consult your doctor

If you suffer from allergies or asthma, it’s always a good idea to touch base with your healthcare provider before spring hits. They can provide personalized advice and may recommend medications or other treatments to help you manage your symptoms.

Have IAQ questions? We can help!

With these simple tips, you’ll be well-equipped to tackle spring with confidence and keep those pesky allergies and asthma symptoms at bay. Still need help with your home’s indoor air quality? Give us a call! We’re always happy to help our neighbors breathe easily. Here’s to a season filled with sunshine, fresh air, and plenty of reasons to smile!


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