Did you know dust mites are much smaller than a grain of sand, and are too tiny to be seen with the human eye? Of course vacuuming, dusting, and sweeping can help eliminate them, however, dust mites will always find their way back in your home. In smaller amounts, dust mites don’t cause too much of a problem.
If you or someone in your home struggles with a dust mite allergy, you may experience uncomfortable symptoms including (but not limited to):
- Cold and flu-like symptoms
- Itchy skin, nose, and ears
- Uncomfortable rashes
- Postnasal drip
- Increased asthmatic symptoms
- Trouble sleeping
Experiencing discomfort in your home is not fun, especially when there are multiple ways to reduce the problem. While it is impossible to remove dust mites from your home entirely, there are plenty of things you can do to protect you and your family against dust mites in your Niceville, Florida home.
Levels of Humidity
Dust mites thrive in humid areas. This is one of the reasons dust mite allergies can be particularly invasive during the summer. Although winter is coming, dust mites will find shelter in your warm home. We suggest investing in a humidification system to work together with your AC, monitoring your house’s humidity levels and removing moisture from the air when needed. Thankfully, Gulfshore Air offers installation of humidification systems and other HVAC systems.
Air Quality and Ventilation
Air quality can be improved by simply making sure it is properly ventilated. If the air in your home sits stale, it can perpetuate the collection of dust mites wreaking havoc on your allergies. Even turning on a ceiling fan can help keep your air constantly moving. It is also essential that the air filter in your HVAC system is working efficiently. That’s why we suggest consulting one of our qualified technicians at Gulfshore Air when deciding the type of air filter that will meet your home’s needs. Regardless of your filter type, make sure to check and change it frequently!
Pillows and Mattresses
Unfortunately, one of the main places in our home where dust mites run rampant is in our beds. This is because our mattress, pillows, and blankets are ideal for housing thousands of dust mites. We suggest investing in high quality, non-plastic dust mite covers to keep dust mite allergies from interrupting your sleep. Also, be sure to wash your bedding (and anything that rests on your bed– like stuffed animals) approximately once a week in hot water.
Contact Gulfshore Air
Overall, be proactive about dust mite prevention by following these steps. If you have any questions or concerns, remember we are here to help! We’re here to serve all of Okaloosa and Walton Counties with excellent and professional heating and air services. Visit our website or call us at 850-897-6540
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