Are you tired of having to stock your home with allergy medication for your family? Here are a few easy things you can do to reduce the allergy symptoms your household typically experiences throughout the year:

Have Your HVAC System Inspected

Over time, dust, mold, mildew, and other allergens can build up within the air ducts and other components within your home's HVAC system. While cleaning or changing your system's air filter on a regular basis will get rid of some of the buildups, much of it might still be lurking where you can't see it.

It's important to have a professional inspect your entire air conditioning and heating system once a year or more to ensure that allergens aren't trapped inside. If allergens and debris buildup is discovered, your service provider can clean it up so your HVAC system doesn't end up blowing the dust and mildew back into your home's air every time it is used.

Introduce New Plants Into Your Home

The air in our homes can be worse than the air outside because pollen, formaldehyde, and other outdoor toxins can easily get trapped within your walls and continually circulate through the air that everyone in your household breathes. Luckily, there are a variety of houseplants you can introduce into your home that will help filter the air and decrease the chance of experiencing allergy symptoms throughout the year for your entire family. Consider decorating your home with one or more of the following types of houseplants:

  • Peace Lilies

  • Bamboo Palms

  • Spider Plants

  • Aloe Vera

You can put your new plants on windowsills, hang them in the corners of common rooms, and feature them as table centerpieces throughout your home.

Have Your Rugs Professionally Cleaned

Any time someone enters your home, they're likely to track everything, from dust mites and outdoor particle pollutants to dirt and pet dander, inside your home, depending on where they've been walking outside. All of those allergens could easily get trapped deep inside your home's area rugs, so it's important to make sure that they are thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis. Cleaning your rugs will help get rid of toxins and allergens so your family can breathe easier throughout the year.

If your rugs can't fit into your washing machine, you should look into having rug cleaning services clean them for you. Vacuuming and beating your rugs will only get rid of surface debris, but a professional cleaning will help ensure that even the allergens that are trapped deep in the rug are eliminated. Having your rugs cleaned once a year or so will also help keep them looking new so they last longer before having to be replaced.