Summer Heat Brings Summer Allergies
It is no secret that allergy season here in Murrieta and the rest of Southern California has been especially bad this year. Many news reports point to the heat wave followed by monsoonal moisture while others point to unusually windy days that have accompanied this year’s summer months. No matter what the source of our enhanced allergy season has been thus far, We Care is here to help. To minimize the impact of dust, pollen, and other common allergens in your home we recommend taking a look at the following.
A dirty air filter can be a breeding ground for dust, allergens, and other nasty contaminants that you do not want you or your family breathing. We recommend that Southern California homeowners replace their air filters every 30 days to prevent the buildup of allergens and contaminants that can cause respiratory issues, especially during allergy season.
The ducts in people’s homes are largely out of sight and out of mind. Most homeowners only think about their air conditioning ducts when an HVAC technician comes out and points out a problem. The other time homeowners think about their air conditioning ducts is if a pest control company comes and finds infestations that need to be dealt with in the duct systems. While not giving much thought to your duct systems is understandable it is very possible that allergens can be accumulating in your ducts and making allergy season in your home much worse than it has to be.
Many homeowners do not realize that the humidity in your home plays a significant role in reducing the number of allergens that you and your family breathe. When there is very low humidity in your home, dust particles and other allergens can float freely in the air without being weighed down by moisture. With humidification, you keep the humidity in your home a bit higher than the average summer months would allow so particulates can be dragged down to surfaces by moisture instead of floating in the air where they are more likely to be breathed in by you or your family members.
One of the things that we always recommend for homeowners who are suffering from allergies, asthma, or other respiratory ailments is whole-home air filtration. By filtering the air in your home with a combination of UV and traditional filters, it is possible to reduce the number of allergens in your home as well as harmful viruses and bacteria. Air filtration is one of the best ways to keep the air in your home as pure as possible in allergy season as well as cold/flu season.