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Fall is allergy season in Fernandina Beach, Florida, but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer through sneezes and sniffles in your own home. From dust mites and ragweed to mold, get to know three common fall allergens and learn how to eliminate them.

Dust Mites

As temperatures start to slowly cool, many Floridians spend more time indoors. If your home tends to be dusty, this could trigger an allergy or asthma attack.

Get a handle on dust mites with a whole-house air cleaner like the Infinity Air Purifier GAPA. This model traps almost all of the dust, dirt and debris in your home’s air supply, purifying the air up to eight times every hour.

Ragweed

If you’re allergic to ragweed or other weeds that tend to reproduce in the fall, you’ll know it the moment you take a breath. These pesky weeds produce an incredible amount of pollen, which can lead to incessant sneezes and sniffles.

To keep pollen from entering your home, make a policy of leaving shoes, jackets and bags at the door. Dust and mop surfaces regularly to keep any lingering pollen under control. Replace your HVAC air filter every 30 days to minimize the amount of pollen circulating through your home’s air supply.

Mold and Mildew

Mold and mildew are year-round problems in Florida, but they can be particular nuisances during the fall. Both can thrive in piles of wet leaves outdoors. Mold can also grow in dark, moist areas in your home, such as the laundry room, the bathroom or even the ductwork.

To keep mold under control, focus on moderating your home’s humidity level. Consider investing in a Performance Whole-Home Dehumidifier DEHXX, an HVAC add-on that pulls excess moisture from the air every time your HVAC system cycles. A whole-home dehumidifier can improve your heating and cooling system’s efficiency at the same time, making this a smart purchase.

Need professional help eliminating allergens from your home? Contact the indoor air quality experts at Ocean State Air Conditioning & Heating by calling 904-222-8411.

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