As the summer ends, many Fort Collins residents think about their heating systems. It’s also important to think about the air quality of your home in the autumn months. The fall season brings a unique set of allergens and irritants into your home air supply.
Ragweed and Goldenrod
Goldenrod and ragweed are common plants throughout the United States. Many fall allergy symptoms are the result of exposure to the pollen of these two. While much of this pollen is outdoors, it can also make its way inside as people enter and exit your home. As the season progresses, the amount of pollen in your indoor air increases if it is not addressed.
Dust and Dust Mites
Due to the changing seasons, there may have been some time when you did not need to heat or cool your home. During those weeks, dust and dust mites collected in your ductwork. Now the evenings are getting colder. Soon, your heating system will kick on, spreading dust through the vents. It is very common for sensitive to people to have an allergy attack at the beginning of the heating season.
How to Prepare for Fall Allergens
Getting dust and irritants out of your home is key to improving your air quality. A basic step you can take is increasing the amount of vacuuming. You will want to use a vacuum with a strong filter that will pick up pollen, dust particles, and other small irritants. You might want to consider a robotic vacuum that can help you do this on a daily basis.
Another way to address the problem is to have duct cleaning performed by professionals like those at Lion Home Service. We can get the dust out before the heating season begins. You also want to be sure to change your furnace filter regularly or talk to one of our service experts about adding an air purifier to your duct system. These filtration systems remove dust as it travels through your heating and cooling ductwork.
In the Fort Collins area, Lion Home Service is ready to help you with all your heating, cooling, indoor air quality, electrical and roofing needs. We have the knowledge and skill to improve your home comfort. Contact Lion Home Service today for more information.