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How to Protect Your Home from Allergens

Summers in Covington, LA mean more than just high heat. They mean high levels of humidity as well, plus a heaping fistful of allergens from pollen and similar sources. If you or someone in your family suffers from allergies, you home needs to be a haven from everything Louisiana can throw at you, and the cleaner you can keep your air, the better. there are specific steps you can take to help keep your home clear of allergens. If you’re interested, now is the time to implement them before the summer set in in earnest.

UV Air Purifiers

UV air purifiers make excellent deterrents for biological contaminants such as germs, pollen spores and bacteria. A sheet of UV light stretched across the width of your ducts, killing or rendering unable to reproduce any biological contaminants which pass through it while your air conditioner is running. Over time,  it will scrub your entire indoor air supply clean, working in conjunction with your air conditioner to do so.


More traditional filters work well if you’re hoping to stop pet dander, hair and dust. Every air conditioner comes with it’s own filter, which you should change or clean every month. You can also install an electronic air purifier which does the same job much more efficiently by ionizing all the particles in the air. The ionized particles then stick to a collection pan and are removed from your air supply.

Sealing Doors and Windows

Getting the allergens out of the air is one thing, but you want to keep your home as airtight as possible if you want to keep it free of allergens. The solution is to put stripping down in front of cracks in your doors and windows, keeping your home nicely sealed. In addition to helping stop allergens from entering, it will help your home use energy more efficiently.

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