If you’re suffering from allergies in the High Point, North Carolina, area, you might think outdoor allergens like pollen and trees are to blame. However, when you’re suffering more at home than outdoors, it’s probably time to take steps to allergy-proof the house. These allergen-reducing tips can help you keep those symptoms under control.

Start in the Bedroom

Many allergy sufferers wake up feeling horrible because of allergens in the bedroom. To avoid those sniffs, coughs and headaches, use covers that resist dust mites on your pillows, box springs and mattresses. Remember to also wash your bedding in hot water at least once each week.

If your bedrooms has carpeting, consider swapping it out for tile, hardwood or laminate flooring. Unlike carpet, all of these flooring options won’t trap dust and allergens. Clean the blinds or wash the curtains frequently, and remove knick-knacks from bedside tables to reduce the collection of dust.

Continue in the Living Spaces

Couches and carpeted areas can also be full of allergens. Vacuum upholstery and carpeting with with a HEPA-rated filter at least once a week to eliminate particles. If you suffer from allergies to pet hair and dander but have furry friends in your home, consider keeping them off the furniture to avoid flare-ups.

Focus on Indoor Air Quality

When your HVAC system runs, it pulls air into the unit, heats or cools the air, and redistributes it throughout the space. During this process, the system pulls in particles of dirt, dust, dander, pollen, hair and other allergens, causing them to build up in the ducts. A duct cleaning service can significantly improve indoor air quality and reduce allergic symptoms.

If you’re interested in scheduling a duct cleaning or learning more about our indoor air quality solutions, contact Charlie’s Heating and Cooling at (336) 629-5453. We look forward to helping you breathe easier and sleep better in a comfortable home environment. 

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