Winter can be stressful especially when you’re an extreme sufferer of winter allergies and are pretty sensitive to dust mites and mold spores. Closing windows and doors even make the situation worse by locking these particles inside your home. What should you do now? Lovejoy HVAC has these tips ready to help you combat winter allergies. Replace air filters regularly. Changing HVAC air filter regularly is crucial in making your indoor air clean. A clean air filter can effectively trap harmful particles that can pollute the air you breathe inside your home and trigger allergies in your health. There are different types of air filters, each under specific MERV ratings. Our HVAC technician can tell you which type best fits your home. Vacuum clean regularly. Dust and other allergens can easily accumulate on carpets and other furniture. No matter what type of flooring you have, you need to vacuum clean every corner of your house regularly. Vacuum cleaners with built-in HEPA filters are the best to use especially when you have pets in your home and your family members are very sensitive to dust and other allergens. Wash sheets weekly. Unless you want to sleep in a pillow of molds and dust mites, don’t wait for a month before you wash your bed sheets, pillows, carpets and mattresses. Hot wash your sheets and dry on high to keep mites out. As much as possible, buy allergen-proof covers for your mattresses and pillows. These prevent allergens from accumulating in them. Bathe your pets regularly. Pets are great contributors to allergen. Be sure to wash your furry friends regularly to reduce the amount of pet dander. Also, be sure to keep pets out of your sleeping area. Install a whole-home humidifier. You know what makes allergies even worse? It’s the dry winter air. The best solution is to add moisture in your home by installing a whole-home humidifier. This will help your breathing easier and give more comfortable feeling in the house. Just make sure to control the right humidity level with humidity meters. The right level should be 50 percent max. Don’t let allergies ruin the winter fun. Follow these tips and make your home an allergy-free haven.