Spring is on its way, which means allergies are too. However, two-thirds of allergy sufferers have probably been experiencing symptoms throughout fall and winter as well. With the windows closed and the house sealed off from fresh air during the colder months, irritants have been building up.
Airborne allergens don’t disappear when the weather is cold, they stick around in the house in the carpet, on surfaces, and more. One way to combat this is with a deep clean of the house.
- Clean furnishings such as blinds and curtains, upholstery, throw pillows, and other items that don’t usually get washed or vacuumed as often. Dust and allergens can cling to their surfaces and get stirred up causing problems for allergy sufferers. Sheets, pillow cases and other bedding should be washed weekly in hot water. This can reduce the presence of dust and dust mite waste.
- Vacuum carpet weekly to remove allergens that sit in the fibers. Also consider having the carpet professionally cleaned to remove everything trapped deep down inside.
- Wipe down hard surfaces with soap and water such as walls, counters, tables, and other flooring as well. It’s easier to see when dust and other particles settle on these hard surfaces than soft surfaces.
After a thorough cleaning of the home, talk to the air experts at Diamond Heating and Cooling about their solution for allergies. To filter out sub-micronic particles from the air and increase Indoor Air Quality all year long, they recommend investing in a Micro Power Guard Air Cleaner.
It’s not just a filter, but an electronic polarized media air cleaner. The difference? It can filter out particles as small as .3 microns. This is important because 98% of airborne particles are invisible and below one micron in size. Normal filters can’t remove particles this small.
Avoid suffering from allergies all year long with the help of Diamond Heating and Cooling. Give them a call and experience the Diamond difference.