Preparing Your Home for Allergy Season: Indoor Air Quality Tips

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Many people battle allergies caused by indoor irritants: dust, pet dander, and mold. Spring is the perfect time to start preparing your home for allergy season. One of the most effective ways to combat indoor allergens is by improving the air quality in your home. Here are some tips to help you get started.


1. Clean and Dust Regularly

Regular cleaning and dusting can help reduce allergens in your home. Vacuum carpets, rugs, and upholstery at least once a week. Dust surfaces such as shelves, counters, and window sills regularly. Wash bedding, curtains, and other fabrics frequently to keep allergens at bay.


2. Invest in a High-Quality Air Purifier

An air purifier can help remove allergens from the air, making it easier for allergy sufferers to breathe. Look for a purifier designed to remove common allergens such as dust, pollen, and pet dander. Place the air purifier in the rooms where you spend the most time, such as the bedroom or living room, for optimal results.


3. Maintain Proper Humidity Levels

Keeping the humidity levels in your home between 30% and 50% can help prevent mold growth and reduce allergens. Use a dehumidifier in damp areas, such as the basement or bathroom, and promptly fix leaks or water damage to prevent mold growth.


4. Change Air Filters Regularly

The filters in your HVAC system can quickly become clogged with dust and allergens, reducing efficiency and circulating more pollutants throughout your home. Make sure to change your air filters regularly, ideally every 1-3 months, to ensure clean, healthy air in your home.



The indoor air quality tips above can help reduce allergens in your home and create a more comfortable and healthy living environment during allergy season. Don’t wait until your seasonal allergy symptoms flare up. Start preparing your home now for a happier, healthier spring.