What Typically Causes Indoor Allergies?

A sneeze here, a runny nose there — these are only a few signs of the effects of indoor allergies. And while you may be a tad perplexed as to how these allergens get inside your home in the first place, it’s a lot more straightforward than you think. Before hiring an investigation team, here are some ways you’re adding to the count.

Culprits of Indoor Allergies

Wearing Shoes Indoors

You might not have seen this one coming, but wearing your shoes indoors can do more harm than good. Now, whether you kept them on because you’re in a rush or don’t want to have cold feet, shoes pick up a series of allergens when you stroll around outside — no matter how clean the ground may look.

Not Vacuuming Often

There’s a reason why your mother told you to vacuum your room every week! Not only will it clean your floor, visibly, but it will even help pick up any lingering allergens that may be attached to it — which are typically invisible. And when you neglect to run the vacuum each week, those lingering allergens will remain — and that’s alarming, to say the least.

Putting Off Washing Your Bedding

When was the last time, if you can recall, that you washed your bedding? While it might look clean and dandy, there may be pests lingering inside of it — cue dust mites! These little creatures love warm places, and if you fail to wash your bedding at least once a week, they’ll stay put.

If Indoor Allergens Seem to Linger, It Could Be Your HVAC Unit.

To see if your HVAC unit is bogging down your indoor air quality, give Proactive Comfort a call at (603) 239-2346 and schedule your appointment!