Allergies are in the Air! Simple Air Filter Tips

“I’m not sick; my nose thinks nature is trying to poison me.” Can you relate? Indoor and outdoor allergy levels are at a record high these last couple of years. Instead of all the money being spent on allergy medicines start building a defense inside your home. 

Replace furnace filters routinely to save money and for your health. 
Changing the air filter routinely will reduce how hard your furnace has to work to push air through the vents. Using an allergy block furnace filter like a Hepa filter will remove harmful indoor allergens that circulate through your home. Pioneer Tip: Schedule air filter changes at the beginning of each month. 

The humidity levels in your home could be making you sick. 
The number one goal of a humidifier is to add moisture to the air. However, if you do not monitor the humidity levels, you could be encouraging mold and dust mites to grow and live. Pioneer Tip: Use a humidity meter to control the humidity in your home.

The dreaded chore that we need to do more: Dust & vacuum regularly. 
Dusting all indoor surfaces and vacuuming at least once a week will cut down the indoor allergens. Pioneer Tip: Purchase a vacuum with a HEPA filter or an anti-allergy filter. Purchase a duster with a microfiber or electrostatic cloth that will hold the dust instead of kicking it back up in the air.

The truth on pet dander. 
According to the American Lung Association – Pet dander is composed of tiny, even microscopic, flecks of skin shed by cats, dogs, rodents, birds and other animals with fur or feathers. These bits of skin can cause reactions in people who are specifically allergic to these triggers. Pioneer Tip: Bathing and brushing your pets once a week can help reduce the amount of dander they shed.

Allergy Relief Products are on your side to fight allergens. 
With it being the fall and winter season, this will force us to be indoors more. That means exposer to different indoor allergens like dust, mold, and pet dander. Pioneer Tip: Using Allergy Relief Products like furnace filters, vacuum filters, pillow, bedding allergen sheets, and air purifiers can help improve your indoor air quality. 

The professionals at Pioneer Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. recommend having your indoor air quality inspected annually. Winner of the 2017 National Residential HVAC Contractor of the year award, want to accommodate all of your home and business comfort needs. Since 1981, Pioneer Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. has been a family-owned business working every day at being Knoxville’s most trusted name in home comfort. When you work with us, you will be working with skilled, helpful and friendly faces who are willing to help you in any way. Call us at (865) 922-2817 for your HVAC maintenance needs or to schedule an appointment go to our website.  

Sources:
https://www.lung.org/our-initiatives/healthy-air/indoor/indoor-air-pollutants/pet-dander.html
https://www.everydayhealth.com/allergies/hvac.aspx
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/3087986/ns/health-allergies_and_asthma/t/got-allergies/#.XSdzOOhKjIU

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