When spring rolls around, it’s time to get outside to tend to your garden, hit the ballpark, and plan some outdoor cookouts. But if you suffer from allergies, spending too much time outdoors might send you scrambling back to the safety of your home. Use these steps to make sure your home is a place of refuge from air pollutants.
LAY SOME GROUND COVER
You already know we’re big proponents of regular HVAC filter replacement. We recommend changing them every three months and checking them on a monthly basis to make sure there isn’t too much dust and dirt buildup.
Dirty filters not only cause your HVAC system to work overtime to get air passed through, they can also cause dirt and dust to build up in your ducts and on household furniture. So keep them clean and allow all the air in your home to filter freely.
If you let your filter go too long without replacement, you might want to think about scheduling an air duct cleaning with your HVAC professional. At the very least, we recommend having ducts cleaned every 6 years as part of regular maintenance, to clean your system of any trapped debris that’s built up over time.
BRING OUT THE BIG GUNS
Now you’re ready to hit your home allergens where it hurts — at the source. Installing a home air purification system in your ducts protects the air in your home. In-duct units are mounted into air conditioning and heating systems air ducts, which can bring relief to those who suffer from allergies and other respiratory issues.
When it comes to whole-home air purification, the REME HALO™ is tough to beat. The award-winning system recreates a natural process for cleaning air, and kills indoor air pollutants throughout your home including pollen, dander, dust, odors and more.
Thinking about adding an air purification system to your home? We’re offering $300 off the REME HALO™ system now through 4/30/2018. Click here to learn more.
GET SOME NATURAL RELIEF
Looking to add some beauty to your home while fortifying your air defense? Plants should not be overlooked as an effective tool in your air-cleaning arsenal. In fact, NASA commissioned a study that concluded plants can have a huge part in removing chemicals from the air inside our homes and offices.
Here are our 4 favorites (because they’re easy to maintain in Tennessee climate while doing a darn good job of cleaning the air):
- Mother-in-Law’s Tongue
- Boston Fern
- Aloe Vera
For more great houseplants, check out these 10 from the Huffington Post.
Don’t let dust, dander, and pollen take over your home. Use every weapon available so you can make your home a safe haven from allergens.