Did you know Sacramento is one of the worst cities in the country for allergies? It’s no surprise since we live in a fertile river valley and most allergies are caused by pollen from trees, grasses and weeds. Recently, we’ve also experienced quite a bit of wind and fires, which only exacerbates the problem. Here are a couple of things you can do at home to not only keep the dust to a minimum, but also help with allergy symptoms.
How To Minimize Dust And Allergies At Home
1. Close Your Windows
That cool breeze that blows in the morning and evenings in Autumn might be refreshing, but leaving windows open, even small bathroom windows, can bring in a lot of dust and pollen.
2. Set your Air Conditioning to recirculate
If it’s warm enough, use the AC on recirculate mode. If it’s not hot, leave the setting on filter-only mode.
3. Replace HVAC filters
If you close the windows, it traps and recirculates the air inside. So this is only a good preventative tip if you also make sure to have an air filter that will cleanse the air and capture dust particles. It's recommended that you change your air filters at least every three months. Rubio’s can help with this! Just leave a new filter somewhere visible with a note and ask us to replace it for you when we clean.
Speaking of windows, Fall is also a great time to have windows and screens cleaned! Call Rubio’s for a discounted quote.