The more time you spend indoors, the more likely it is that you’ll encounter material that can trigger or aggravate allergy symptoms. Even normal activities of daily living can create allergens, including the five most common allergy triggers you may be exposed to every day.

pet dander allergiesCommon Allergy Triggers

  1. Dust: Dust is everywhere and it’s unavoidable. It’s made up of small pieces of dirt, cloth fibers, wood or paper fragments, dead skin cells, food particles, and other microscopic bits of matter. Dust is light, which means it can settle on almost everything inside your home and get into hard-to-clean places.
  2. Pet dander: When pets lick their fur, their saliva dries and becomes dander. This substance is very light, sticky and can be easily carried on clothing. Even if you don’t have pets of your own, you could be exposed to dander from the pets of friends, colleagues and strangers.
  3. Pollen: Plant pollen is more plentiful in the spring, but it’s a powerful allergen that can make allergy sufferers miserable. It can easily be brought indoors on your clothes or in your pet’s fur.
  4. Insects and rodents: Insect and rodent droppings can be a source of allergies in almost any home. Cockroaches and mice are the most common sources of this material.
  5. Mold: Mold grows where warm, moist conditions exist, which means mold often develops in bathrooms and kitchens.

Air Purification and Filtration

In addition to regularly cleaning your home and maintaining HVAC equipment, you can add an air purification or filtration system to your heating or cooling equipment. This equipment is installed so that all the air circulating through your HVAC system also moves through the filter. High-quality filters can remove substantial amounts of particulates and allergens from your indoor air. If you need even better levels of air cleaning, install a HEPA system that uses extremely effective filters.

Learn more about Davis Air Conditioning’s indoor air quality solutions for common allergy triggers, or contact us today at 888-929-0049.

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