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How Seasonal Allergies Can Affect Your Health

March 27, 2023 | Blog

Spring is here in Boerne and allergy season will soon arrive. You will want to protect yourself and your home from seasonal allergies before they take over your health! You can expect your usual symptoms like coughing, itchy nose and throat, headaches and sneezing.

Combat these symptoms by improving your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ) and preventing those allergens from entering your home. KCA Services want to share how you can improve your home’s IAQ and reduce your allergy symptoms this spring!

What Air Pollutants Can Contaminate Your Home?

The biggest cause of your symptoms comes from the air pollutants that make their way into your home. If left untreated, they could lead to serious health concerns for you and your family. Some of these air pollutants include:

  • Dust
  • Pollen
  • Pet Dander
  • Mold
  • Bacteria

Air pollutants typically thrive in your air vents and build up over time. This lowers your home’s IAQ and invites discomfort in your home. The best way to raise your IAQ is to reduce the amount of air pollution in your home. You can do this by getting professional air quality checks often to know when you need to start improving your IAQ.

How Can You Improve Your IAQ?

There are many easy ways you can improve your IAQ right at home. When you set aside a routine to improve your IAQ, you can expect a major improvement in your overall health and home. Here are three things you can do at home:

Clean Up Your Heating And Cooling Unit

Air pollutants build up in your vents and they won’t go anywhere until they get cleared up. Start scheduling or performing routine maintenance on your AC unit to make sure there’s no lingering dust or pollen in your system.

Both your indoor and outdoor units need attention throughout the year, but especially during allergy season. You should also change out your air filters every three months to ensure they can properly filter out those pollutants.

Use A Dehumidifier

This time of year not only calls for seasonal allergies but also humidity. Trapped moisture in your home can lead to mold and mildew growth. These pollutants affect your IAQ and are very dangerous if left untreated.

Dehumidifiers and air purifiers will clear out these growths and can provide you with healthier air. You can get a plug-in unit or get a professionally-installed unit for your home.

Grow Eco-Friendly Plants

Plants are a natural way to clean up the air around your home while also adding to your home’s decor. Plants like aloe vera and rubber trees work against air pollutants and work hard to freshen up your home without any big installations. These plants can be low-maintenance and cost-effective, making them perfect for any home. Improve your home’s IAQ by introducing plants into your home!

How You Can Check For Boerne Indoor Air Quality

If you need an IAQ test for your home, our team at KCA Services would love to help! We specialize in keeping your home healthy and protecting you and your family from the dangers of air pollution. Schedule a consultation with us today!

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