7 Spring Cleaning Tips to Relieve Your Michigan Allergies

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Spring is here! It’s that time of year when we open windows and embark on a deep cleaning spree to freshen up our Sterling Heights homes.

While spring cleaning is a great way to declutter and organize, it’s also an excellent time to improve indoor air quality in preparation for Michigan’s allergy season.

Here are seven spring cleaning times for allergies and asthma from our  Great Dane Heating & Air Conditioning technicians to help you enjoy cleaner air inside your home.

  1. Dust and Vacuum Regularly
    Dust and dirt often gather on surfaces and flooring, contributing to poor indoor air quality. Make it a habit to dust and vacuum your home regularly to remove allergens, pet dander, and other airborne particles. Use a microfiber cloth or electrostatic duster to trap dust effectively, and vacuum carpets, rugs, and upholstery at least once or twice a week.
  2. Wash Bedding and Linens
    Your bedding and linens can collect pollen and other allergens from Michigan trees, weeds, and other plants. This can affect indoor air quality and exacerbate respiratory issues.

    Wash your sheets, pillowcases, blankets, and curtains in hot water regularly to kill dust mites and remove allergens. Consider purchasing allergen-proof covers on pillows and mattresses to reduce exposure to allergens while you sleep.
  3. Maintain Air Ducts and Vents
    Over time, dust, debris, and mold can accumulate in your home’s air ducts and vents, circulating pollutants throughout your living space. Schedule professional duct maintenance services to remove built-up dirt and contaminants from your HVAC system’s ductwork.

    Our experienced duct cleaning professionals at Great Dane Heating & Air Conditioning can clean air vents and registers regularly to ensure proper airflow and prevent the spread of airborne pollutants.
  4. Purify Indoor Air
    Invest in the best indoor air purifiers or air filtration systems for Michigan to remove airborne contaminants. HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filters are highly effective at capturing particles as small as 0.3 microns, including dust, pollen, pet dander, mold spores, and bacteria.

    Place air purifiers strategically throughout your Sterling Heights home, especially in bedrooms and living areas, to improve your indoor air quality.
  5. Reduce Humidity Levels
    High humidity in your Michigan home can create an ideal environment for mold, mildew, and dust mites to thrive, compromising indoor air quality and triggering allergies and respiratory problems.

    Use a dehumidifier to maintain optimal humidity levels (ideally between 30 and 50 percent) in your home, especially in damp or humid areas. Also, better ventilation in high-moisture areas will help avoid moisture buildup and mold growth.
  6. Opt for Natural Cleaning Products
    Many conventional cleaning products contain harsh chemicals and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can release harmful fumes into the air and contribute to poor indoor air quality.

    Choose natural cleaning alternatives that are free of harsh chemicals, fragrances, and toxins. Vinegar, baking soda, lemon juice, and hydrogen peroxide are effective natural cleaners that won’t compromise indoor air quality.
  7. Let in Fresh Air
    On mild spring days, take advantage of the opportunity to ventilate your Sterling Heights home and enjoy the fresh breeze.

    Open windows and doors whenever possible to allow fresh air to circulate throughout your home and flush out indoor pollutants. Cross-ventilation helps remove stale air and odors, replacing it with fresh outdoor air and improving air quality naturally.

Alleviate Your Allergies Today

Call Great Dane Heating & Air Conditioning today to improve indoor air quality and create a healthier living environment in your Sterling Heights, Michigan home. For all your HVAC needs, contact us at 586-519-9646 or request service online for quality service.

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