The House Dust Mite is a cosmopolitan pyroglyphid that lives in human habitation.

The House Dust Mite is a cosmopolitan pyroglyphid that lives in human habitation.

Fall Furnace Maintenance Gives the Dust Mite the Boot

See that little guy in the picture above? He and his friends love to make themselves comfortable in your home. Want some even better news? There are about a billion of them happily settled into the air filter of your furnace ~ especially after sitting dormant for an entire year. Okay, so maybe a “billion” is a slight exaggeration. But if you’re an allergy sufferer, it probably feels like it.

Habits of the House Dust Mite

Although you may not be very happy right now, your friend the dust mite certainly is. The one thing dust mites love the most is a snug, stable environment where they can find and endless buffet of all their favorite foods: dead skin from insects, pets and YOU. While peak dust mite season is July through August due to hospitably warm temperatures, the current environment in your furnace is more than inviting.  

Dust Mite Allergy Sufferers

As for you; you feel miserable. It’s as if you are struggling to overcome a never-ending cold or asthma. But don’t feel bad. You’re not alone. There are about 20 million people who suffer from dust mite allergies.

What’s the Solution?

You’re in good company there too. Many Middle Tennesseans have yet to perform the cleaning and maintenance on their home heating system that would dramatically reduce their symptoms. This includes simply changing the air filter of their furnace! Removing a dust and contaminant clogged air filter eliminates the constant introduction of allergens like dust mites into your home’s atmosphere. Otherwise known as “the place you do half of your breathing”.

Fall Furnace & Cleaning Maintenance

Fall furnace maintenance & cleaning is also important to keep your furnace running as smoothly as possible this heating season. Of course, serious dust and dust mite allergy sufferers should leave the cleaning and filter changing to someone else. You may choose to put on a decent respiratory mask and tackle it yourself. Or better yet, why not call a professional to do a pre-season furnace inspection in addition to the cleaning and maintenance of your heating  unit?

Contact Hometown Comfort Heating & Cooling

Our expert technicians will give you a thorough heating system assessment. We love helping our customers live as comfortably as possible. We can take care of all your heating and cooling needs, as well as help you restore your home’s air quality to its clean, healthy best. Contact our friendly, helpful team at Hometown Comfort today at (615) 240-7056. We look forward to serving you!


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