4 Ways to Ease Winter Allergies in the Denver Metro Area

4 Ways to Ease Winter Allergies in the Denver Metro AreaFor many Denver residents, winter brings more than just snow, hot cocoa, and holiday cheer – it also brings the unpleasant onset of winter allergies. While it’s colder outside and homes are sealed up tight to conserve heat, indoor allergens like dust mites, pet dander, and mold spores can proliferate, triggering bothersome allergy symptoms. Here at ABE Heating and Cooling, we understand the importance of creating a comfortable indoor environment during the winter months.

This blog post is dedicated to teaching you the best ways to ease winter allergies and improve your home’s air quality.

1. Regular Cleaning

One of the simplest, yet most effective ways to ease winter allergies is by keeping your house clean:

  • Vacuum regularly, preferably with a machine equipped with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter, to reduce dust mites and pet dander.
  • Dust frequently, ensuring you wipe all surfaces, including curtains and blinds, that can accumulate allergens.
  • Regularly wash bedding in hot water to kill dust mites living in your pillows, blankets, and mattress.

2. Invest in an Air Purifier

Air purifiers, particularly those with HEPA filters, can help reduce airborne allergens in your home.  Adding a whole house UV air purifier with an ionizer to your HVAC system can help remove additional allergens and airborne contaminants, helping you ensure the distribution of clean air throughout your home.

3. Humidity Control

Mold and dust mites thrive in humid conditions. Maintaining your home’s humidity levels within the recommended range of 30-50% can help control these allergens. Dehumidifiers and humidifiers can assist in achieving the optimal level.

4. Regular HVAC Maintenance

Your HVAC system can either help combat or contribute to your winter allergy problems. A well-maintained HVAC system with clean filters can effectively reduce allergens, but a neglected system can circulate allergens and pollutants throughout the house.

Here are some HVAC-centric tips:

  • Regularly change or clean your HVAC filters, which trap allergens. Dirty filters can lose their effectiveness and cause allergens to circulate.
  • Consider upgrading to a high-efficiency filter for your HVAC system, which can capture more allergens.
  • Schedule regular HVAC system inspections with a certified professional to ensure your system is functioning optimally and not contributing to poor air quality.

At ABE Heating and Cooling, we’re committed to assisting homeowners in the Denver Metro Area to improve their indoor air quality and ease winter allergies. With our team of highly trained technicians, we can ensure your HVAC system contributes positively to your home’s air quality. We subscribe to the values of professionalism, integrity, fairness, and quality service at competitive prices, demonstrating our commitment to customer satisfaction. Contact us today to schedule an inspection or discuss how we can help you combat winter allergies.