Dust, Mold & Allergens

Did you know that your household is home to a number of invisible intruders, all of which can have an effect on your family’s health? In fact, just one cubic foot of air can have more than 30 million pollutants – that's 5 times more than the air outside. Dust, mold spores, and allergens – along with other indoor air pollutants – can settle into your home’s nooks and crannies, waiting to be kicked up and inhaled. Maintain a Healthy Home for you and your family by increasing Indoor Air Quality.

Indoor Air Pollutants Include:

  • Dust and Dust Mites
  • Pollen
  • Pet Dander
  • Mold Spores
  • Gases, Chemicals and Smoke
  • Misc. Air Particles

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Respiratory issues such as coughing, sneezing, and a runny nose are common symptoms associated with allergies and mold exposure. The inflammation that underlies these symptoms can manifest in other ways that you wouldn’t expect. Headaches, nausea, fatigue, indigestion, eczema, and even some mental health issues have all been linked to chronic inflammation.

If you have been experiencing any of these symptoms, make sure to follow up with a healthcare provider to determine what the cause is and get you feeling better as soon as possible.

-Nurse Kate

Dos & Don'ts


install a whole-home air purifier to relieve your home of dust, mold and allergens

Whole-home air purifiers can help reduce the amount of dust, mold spores and allergens accumulating in your home. Consider using high-quality MERV air filters to help your home sift particles from the air more efficiently.


underestimate the use of room air purifiers

It's never a bad idea to use a room air purifier in high-traffic pet areas to give your home that supplemental burst of fresh air. Aprilaire offers three room air purifiers that specifically help people target the removal of dirt, dust, mold spores, VOCs, pollen and other allergens as well as pet hair, dander and odors to help eliminate pesky indoor air pollutants in their homes.


maintain a clean and Healthy Home

Properly dusting with a damp cloth will help remove dust from your home, rather than just stirring it up in the air for a period of time. Try to vacuum once or twice a week to remove dust and allergens from your Healthy Home, and make sure to change out your vacuum bag or empty your vacuum's dirt container regularly to improve suction power.


neglect your household bedding and linens

Washing your bedding, mattress covers, throw pillows and blankets in hot water on a regular basis can help combat dust mites and other allergen accumulation.


maintain the upkeep of your Healthy Home

Make sure to keep up regular home maintenance items such as fixing minor leaks and cracks to prevent mold growth, changing air filters regularly, and cleaning those hard to reach spots every so often to prevent dust and allergen build up.

Poor indoor air quality can cause or contribute to the development of infections, lung cancer and chronic lung diseases such as asthma.”

American Lung Association


It may not seem like your home is crawling with potentially harmful respiratory irritants on the surface, a world of invisible intruders lurks right before your eyes. In fact, in just one ounce of dust can live about 40,000 dust mites. Increase the Indoor Air Quality in your Healthy Home with purifiers, high-quality air filters and good old fashioned home maintenance, pure and simple.

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The information contained on the Aprilaire website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment in any manner. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding any medical condition. All information is for informational and educational purposes only and any use thereof is solely at your own risk.