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5 Surprising Indoor Allergy Triggers in Your Home

5 Surprising Indoor Allergy Triggers in Your Fresno HomeIf you have allergies, you know how important – and how difficult – it can be to find relief in your own home. Unfortunately, indoor environments can concentrate air pollution, especially if they don’t have a working ventilation system.

Fortunately, an indoor air cleaner can help you manage your air quality and respiratory health. But before you decide on what’s most effective, it helps to know which indoor allergy triggers are present in your Fresno home.

  • Dust mites: These tiny mites feed on the dust that builds up in your home, and their droppings and debris are among the most common allergy triggers in U.S. homes. Controlling dust buildup with air filters, electrostatic air cleaners and regular cleaning can help prevent symptoms, as can keeping your humidity balanced with a dehumidifier.
  • Dust: Dust buildup can often be a problem in homes with low humidity. A whole-house humidifier can help eliminate dust by keeping your indoor humidity at a comfortable level.
  • Roaches and other insects: Removing available food supplies is often the best way of combating infestations without relying on pesticides, which can lower the quality of your indoor air. Finding and sealing any gaps in floorboards, walls, windowsills, and other infrastructure can also help keep insects out of your home.
  • Mildew and mold: Mold and mildew growth is primarily a humidity and ventilation problem. To keep these organic spores from traveling through your ducts, you should install UV lights, which can sterilize spores before they can take root elsewhere.
  • Pet dander: If you have pets, you know how their hair can get everywhere. Filtering it out with a mesh filter is a good idea, as is making sure to keep your pets well-groomed.

To learn more about how you can manage indoor allergy triggers with a whole-house air cleaner, contact Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning in Fresno today.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in the greater Fresno, California area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about allergies and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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