Putting Pests in their Place
You Can Win Your Allergy War—It’s All About the Ammo
Life is one big balancing act. You’ve probably heard this phrase before. At Timo’s Air Conditioning & Heating, we’re here to tell you just how vital it is to find a proper balance with your indoor air.
In the heart of California’s desert cities, the air is dry year-round. And as our “winter” approaches, the air will become cooler, while remaining incredibly dry. As you adjust to the lower temperatures (and maybe even turn on the heater), this constant flow of dry air can worsen your allergies.
The lack of ventilation, particularly when compared to the summer, causes your air circulation to reach a standstill. Because the air remains so dry, it’s important to make sure that the humidity levels in your home fall between 30 to 50%. If it’s too low, the dry air causes congestion, itchy and watery eyes, coughing, and worsened asthmatic symptoms. But if the moisture is too high, you can suffer from symptoms caused by these allergens:
- Dust Mites. These microscopic bugs feed on dead skin cells from humans and animals. They linger in mattresses, pillows, and carpets—essentially, anywhere that’s comfy and cozy. Multiplying in house dust, they thrive in warm temperatures and high humidity.
- Similar to dust mites, mold grows full-force when temperatures and humidity levels are high. Spores originating from the mold become airborne and infiltrate the air we breathe. Mold that’s inside your home can trigger allergies, asthma attacks, and even cause infections in people whose immune systems are already fragile.
- If you’re not properly ventilating your home’s air in the cooler months, pollen can accumulate inside your home and worsen the asthma and allergies you’re already experiencing outdoors.
- We all love our furry friends—but the sad truth is that the allergens found in their fur, saliva and dander often accumulates in the dust that grows in high humidity.
To be clear, we’re not saying that you should get rid of your favorite carpet where the dust mites socialize—and we’re certainly not suggesting that you ship Sparky off to the pound. Our team at Timo’s offers the equipment that you need to balance your humidity and combat allergies. Learn about the different kinds of systems that our team offers to help ease your allergy frustrations in our helpful guide
Contact Timo’s to Remove the Allergens in Your Home
To determine what kind of solution will be best for you, our experts will test your indoor air, free of charge, and give you the answers that you need.
Give our team a call at 760.770.4357 today, and learn more about what kind of effective and affordable system will kick your allergies to the curb.