If someone in your home suffers from allergies or asthma, there are some steps you can take to help them. The air quality of your home plays a huge role in their health since they spend so much time there. People in Norfolk, VA, can allergy-proof their home in the following ways:
Vacuum and dust your home at least once a week. Doing so will remove allergens such as dust mites, pollen and pet dander. You change or wash bedding once a week.
Have a New Air Conditioner Installed
A central air conditioner improves air quality in your home. In addition to cooling indoor air, an air conditioner also reduces humidity. Humidity can increase the number of dust mites in your home’s air, negatively affecting those with allergies or asthma. We offer the latest and most energy-efficient air conditioners on the market.
Clean Food Residue
Food residue, such as bread crumbs, attracts pests like cockroaches and mice. All food droppings should be cleaned as soon as you’re finished eating. You should avoid eating anywhere but at a table as food residue settles into furniture and carpets.
Install an Air Purifier
Your air conditioner’s filter is only designed to capture large particles that pass through it. You can have an air purifier installed in your central AC system that will capture fine particles like dust, smoke, pet dander and pollen. An air purifier helps people with allergies or asthma breathe easier. It’s the best way to allergy-proof your home.
BAJA Heating & Cooling can improve your home’s air quality so that you can breathe easier and sleep better. Find out more about our indoor air quality services by contacting us today. We’ll happy to help you maximize your home’s energy efficiency and improve your IAQ right away.
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