Indoor air quality tends to be worse during the winter because allergens are trapped inside due to poor air flow. Improving indoor air quality can help avoid allergy and asthma flareups.

Although it is not possible to eliminate all allergens living in your home, you can reduce them with a few easy changes. Below are some tips to help you improve air quality inside your home and help with any allergy symptoms.

1. Keep You House Clean.

A clean house can greatly reduce dust and animal dander. Vacuum carpets and clean bedding, drapes, and other items that tend to attract allergens often, especially more so if you have pets.

2. Use Cooking Vents

Gas stoves release harmful contaminants like carbon monoxide, so turn on kitchen vents while cooking.

3. Open Windows.

Allow fresh air movement in the house, even if it’s just for a little bit.

4. Have Air Ducts Professionally Cleaned.

If you have a central air & heating system, be sure to have air ducts cleaned to remove dust and debris. Also be sure change filters regularly to prevent dust and irritants from getting recirculated throughout your home.

5. Remove Mildew and Mold

Mold and mildew caused from leaking plumbing or dirty air conditioner drip trays with sitting water can lead to poor air quality.