If you suffer from allergies, you may find that your symptoms get a lot worse during the winter months. There are a few reasons for this.
First, your home is a lot more insulated due to things like weatherstripping. Your home is also much less likely to get as much ventilation as other times of the year
Ultimately, the problem is that various allergens like dust and dander are much more likely to get trapped inside your home, causing an increase in symptoms during the winter months.
With that said, here are four ways to make your home allergy-proof during this time of the year:
- Regularly Change Your Air Filters
It is important to make a point to change your air filters in your HVAC system and your air purification system. While this should always be a priority, it is especially true during the winter months.
Dirty filters not only prevent your HVAC unit from being able to trap airborne allergens but they also then disperse them back into the air through the vents.
Not only will this be beneficial in terms of reducing allergens but also in terms of extending the life of your HVAC system as well.
- Ventilate Your Home
It is important to ventilate your home by occasionally opening up your windows and by ensuring that you turn on exhaust fans.
- Spend A Little Extra Time Cleaning Your Home
During the winter months, it is also important to ensure that you frequently dust; this will minimize dust musts.
If you have carpets in your home it is also important to regularly vacuum and steam clean your carpets for the same reasons – especially areas with a lot of traffic.
Lastly, ensure that you change your bedding weekly – especially if you have pets in your home!
- Invest in a Humidifier
A humidifier can reduce allergy symptoms by introducing moisture back into the air.
During the winter months when the furnaces are in full force, the air gets a lot dryer. This can make it difficult for your nasal passages to remove allergens.
Humidifiers, however, introduce moisture back into the air so that your nasal passages can more easily remove allergens.
- Regularly Clean Your Vents
While you change your filters, it’s also a good time to clean your vents as well. A little extra attention to your filters and vents during the winter months can go along way to minimizing allergy symptoms.
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