Indoor air quality is often a forgotten factor, but it’s so important to maintain. If you have family members that suffer from allergies, asthma, or other respiratory conditions, this ring even more true. Reducing allergens should be a top priority. Here’s why and how to reduce the number of allergens in your Denver home.
Why Should Reducing Allergens Be a Top Priority?
If you have someone in your family with asthma or other breathing issues, indoor air quality is super important to monitor. Reducing allergens creates a living space where these family members can breathe easier. Plus, identifying common indoor air pollutants and taking action to remedy them will help improve health and wellness for everyone involved.
How to Reduce Allergens in Your Denver Home
Think your Denver home is ridden with allergens? Has your home’s indoor air scored poorly? Pollutants like secondhand smoke, radon, bug spray, asbestos, mold, and dust can irritate the lungs—here’s how to reduce them in each area of your house.
Bedrooms, especially guest rooms that aren’t used as often, can collect dust. The easiest way to rid your bedroom of extra dust is to change the sheets regularly and use hypo-allergenic mattress covers. Eliminating clutter can also help to improve IAQ.
While mold and mildew can frequent the kitchen spaces, the allergens to worry about are insecticide and the potential for gas leaks. Ask your exterminator what chemicals they are spraying and where—try to avoid those areas. Also, always check for gas leaks and vent the stove when you are cooking.
Mold and mildew love the bathroom. To reduce these allergens, keep your bathroom clean by washing the shower curtain regularly and bleaching any signs of fungus ASAP.
Other living spaces, like bonus rooms, living rooms, and dining areas can be eradicated of allergens, too. Tearing up carpet and replacing it with hardwood flooring is a great first step to reducing excess dust. Blinds, drapes, and curtains should be cleaned on a regular basis to help make breathing easier.
If you need extra help improving indoor air quality, consider investing in better ventilation, cutting back on the use of obvious pollutants (like cigarette smoke), and updating your appliances. Sometimes a new HVAC system that focuses on energy-efficiency can be beneficial to your indoor air quality—contact us today to learn more!
Good Guys Home Services: Denver’s Leading Indoor Air Quality Professionals
Need help reducing allergens and improving the indoor air quality (IAQ) of your Denver home? Call the leading indoor air quality professionals at Good Guys Home Services. Our team of professional HVAC installers can help assess your home’s air quality score and recommend the best systems for your unique case. Choose Good Guys Home Services—the Denver indoor air quality and HVAC professionals. We are here to help with all of your heating and cooling needs throughout the year. Contact us today to schedule a maintenance appointment or repair service.
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