Fighting Dust Mites
Dust mites are microscopic creatures that often trigger allergy, asthma, or skin rashes. You can’t see them, but they are everywhere in your home – in the bedding, mattresses, upholstered furniture, carpets, or curtains.
How will you know if there are any dust mites around you?
Here are the most common signs of dust mites being around: sneezing, coughing, postnasal drip, runny or stuffy nose, itchy, watery eyes, red, itchy skin, itchy throat.
How can you fight dust mites with HVAC?
- These microscopic creatures love humidity and that’s why they can be particularly invasive during the summer. Invest in your humidification system to work in tandem with the AC and monitor your house’s humidity levels.
- Ensure proper ventilation and make sure the air filter in your HVAC system is running efficiently.
- Clean your air ducts! They collect dust, allergens, skin flakes, and other dirt every day as you turn it on and off, which naturally contaminates the air. Replace your filters from time to time, as they collect the most of dust.