Tips for Dealing with Fall Allergies

While fall brings more pleasant weather and beautiful landscapes, in Highland Park, IL, it can also mean misery for allergy sufferers. If you can’t fully enjoy what fall has to bring because of allergies, there are a few simple changes you can make around your home that can bring much-needed relief.

Replace Air Filters

It is important to change or clean your air filter regularly. In addition, selecting more efficient filters will result in fresher, cleaner air. You should clean or replace your filter as soon as it becomes dirty, or according to your manufacturer’s specifications.

Indoor Plants

Plants are great to help to purify your indoor air, but watch out for those that produce pollen. Chrysanthemums, sunflowers, and daisies are among those that can be bad for allergy sufferers. If you have trees such as birch, hickory, elm and pine outdoors, be sure to keep windows and doors closed, and ensure any cracks or gaps are well-sealed, as these trees can add to your suffering.

Adjust Home Humidity

Mold needs moisture to thrive, and so do dust mites. Keep indoor humidity in check to prevent mold and dust mites from developing. It can be difficult to keep them in check once they start appearing, so do as much as you can to reduce moisture in your indoor air. Effective steps include using exhaust fans in the kitchen and bathroom, reducing the use of hot water, and ensuring your dryer is properly vented to the outside. If humidity is a real problem in your home, you should consider systems such as whole-home dehumidifiers, which work well to make the air more pleasant inside your home. Keep home humidity between 30 and 60 percent. A hygrometer can help you take the guesswork out of indoor humidity by measuring the exact moisture content inside your home.

Don’t let fall allergies ruin this special time of the year. To help you breathe easier, contact Carefree Comfort, Inc. at 847-388-0115. Our qualified technicians can provide you with expert advice and indoor air quality services to improve comfort in your home. We also provide high-performance indoor air quality products to give your home that extra boost of freshness and cleanness. Give us a call today!

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