Does Your Little Leaguer Have Big League Allergies?

Coach Better Air Quality with an Air Filter Change or Dehumidifier

Summer weather is fast approaching, which means you and your family will be spending more time outdoors. Whether your kids are busy with little league baseball, soccer, or enjoying their freedom from school, they are bound to encounter more outdoor allergens on a daily basis. This May take a positive step towards creating a healthy environment in your home and provide an allergen-free zone for your kids to escape to.

There are several ways you can improve your indoor air quality at home. Apollo Home wants you and your loved ones to feel healthier indoors when the summer heat and humidity get unbearable! Take advantage of the National Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month this May by doing your part at home to reduce the number of allergens hiding indoors.

Air Filter Maintenance 101

The most important task you can do to keep your air healthy indoors is by checking your air filter. Air filters trap and eliminate dust, dirt, pollen, and other debris from circulating throughout your home every day. When an air filter is dirty, it can become clogged and stop working effectively to clean air before it moves through your ductwork.

Your air filter needs to be checked once every month. Inspecting your filter will determine when or how often it needs to be changed. If you notice your air filter is grey in color or is filled with particles, it’s time to replace it. By not changing the air filter, the air flowing through your heating and cooling unit doesn’t get proper filtration and allergens escape into your home’s air via the ducts and vents.

Aside from a home’s indoor air being polluted, the dirt, pollen, and dust escaping your filtration can become trapped inside your ductwork. The allergens and particulates can build up inside your ducts, causing obstructions or even damage to sections in your ductwork. Even when summer is over, you will deal with allergens left behind in your ducts, vents, and registers throughout the rest of the year! Apollo Home offers duct cleaning services if your ductwork is clogged or has pollutants left behind after summer is over.

Keep Humidity Levels in Check

Common indoor allergens homeowners deal with are dust mites, mildew, and mold, which can cause more problems than just health issues. A home with excess moisture in the air provides prime breeding grounds for mold, mildew, and dust mites. All of these allergens are attracted to damp places. High humidity and poor ventilation contribute to damp areas in your home, which is why controlling humidity is important!

Install a whole-home dehumidifier to work with your heating and cooling system this summer. A dehumidifier removes moisture from your air before it is cycled throughout your home. Portable dehumidifiers can only reduce moisture levels in a room, but a whole-home dehumidifier can control your humidity in every room at the same time. Ideal humidity levels are between 30% and 50%, which can be hard to control without the help of a dehumidifier.

Apollo Home offers quality dehumidifiers and installation from licensed and skilled HVAC technicians. Our heating and cooling professionals will explain how your new whole-home dehumidifier works and what you can expect to gain by installing one. High humidity in your home can be controlled with a quality dehumidifier to meet the needs of your family and home!

Reduce indoor allergens this summer and increase the health of you and your children! Proper air filter maintenance and a quality whole home dehumidifier are the first steps towards indoor air quality. Call Apollo Home to find out more about our dehumidifiers and installation services. By working with us, you can rest easy knowing your air is healthy year-round!

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