Your Jackson, Mississippi, home can harbor a surprising amount of allergens. That’s especially true in the fall when pollen counts can soar. Reduce fall allergens in your home this fall by following these four steps:

Install an Air Purifier

Install an air purifier to minimize allergens in your home. Air purifiers use filters or UV lamps to trap airborne pollutants like dust, pollen, ragweed and pet dander. Whole-home air purifiers are professionally mounted in your HVAC system and cleanse the air in every room that the system reaches. They’re the most effective way to sanitize the air in your entire home. To cleanse the air in a smaller area like your bedroom, consider a portable purifier. It’s less expensive and doesn’t require professional installation.

Change the Air Filter

It’s wise to change your HVAC’s air filter in the fall. Air filters trap airborne pollutants, preventing them from circulating in your home. When they get dirty, they’re less effective at trapping airborne particles. As a result, dust and debris can spread throughout your home. While most people replace their air filters about every three months, it’s smart to change them more often when air conditions are worse, like during pollen season.

Avoid Tracking in Pollutants

The best way to reduce allergens in your home is to prevent them from entering it. Place a doormat at each entryway — one inside and one outside — to trap outdoor pollutants. Removing your shoes before coming inside and asking guests to do the same will also help to reduce the spread of allergens.

Upgrade Your Vacuum

Upgrade to a vacuum cleaner equipped with a HEPA filter. HEPA filters are designed to trap tiny particulates that would otherwise end up in the air inside your home after you vacuum. Vacuum your home every week. As a result, you’ll reduce the amount of fall allergens in your home.

Need help reducing allergens in your home? Contact Modern Air at 601-255-9660. We’d love to discuss ways to help you improve your indoor air quality.

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