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5 Indoor Issues That Can Trigger Allergy Problems

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

When you suffer from allergies, just walking into places laced with allergens can be a miserable experience. Knowing about common indoor allergy triggers can help you understand what's causing stuffy noses, itchy eyes and scratchy throats. It can also give you insight on how to make your home environment more healthy.

Common Indoor Allergy Triggers

  1. Dust - While it might not sound like much, dust is actually composed of numerous small particulates, including skin cells, bits of animal dander, pollen, dirt, particles of food, and other things too small to be identified with the naked eye. As a result, it could carry any number of allergens. Keeping your home clean and investing in an air cleaner to prevent airborne dust from circulating can be a big help.
  2. Dust mites - These tiny insects feed on dust, and their hard outer shells and droppings can irritate you and cause allergy symptoms. Dust mites love areas frequented by humans, and they're fond of humid places, so it pays to keep sheets laundered, upholstery clean and humidity balanced.
  3. Mold, mildew and fungal spores - Mold and other organic growths thrive in high-humidity environments, giving homeowners one more reason to balance home humidity. Even if you've just got a couple problem spots like the kitchen or bathroom, mold and mildew can release spores into your air supply that are carried throughout your house.
  4. Pet dander - Pet allergies come in all forms. Even if you're not too allergic, getting a nose full of floating fur can make anyone sneeze. It's not too good for the HVAC system, either.
  5. Insects - Thriving in dark, high-moisture environments, insects like roaches are common indoor allergy triggers. Balance your humidity and keep your home clean and well-maintained to beat these pests.

Learn more about indoor allergy triggers and Texas Air Comfort's indoor air quality solutions or call us today at 866-984-8552.

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