Combat Seasonal Allergies

Although ragweed pollen is the most contributing factor to fall allergies, outdoor molds can also be a culprit. They are common in soil, compost piles, and in the leaves that cover the ground in the fall. If you fall victim to seasonal allergies, there are some precautions you should consider. Ragweed produces a large amount of pollen, often in the morning hours, and releases it into the wind. Be mindful of the amount of time you spend outside when pollen will be heavily circulated in the air. Showering frequently, especially after spending long periods of time outdoors will remove pollen and outdoor mold spores from your skin. While you may be tempted to open the windows to allow a comfortable temperature inside your home and turn off your air conditioner, you should refrain from doing so in order to keep your home air free of pollen and mold. Sweeping and mopping your carpets and hard floors on a regular basis will assist in alleviating allergy symptoms. Hanging your garments outside on a closeline will only allow for pollen and ragweed to settle on them so opt to drying your laundry in the dryer will benefit your seasonal allergies. Did you know that your furnace filter can help trap dust and other contaminants from being redistributed into your air inside your home? Consider the last time you checked, changed, or cleaned your furnace filter. You may need to replace the filter for the best filtration performance. In addition to a clean furnace filter, your indoor air quality can be enhanced with the addition of clean air products and services. Consider adding an electronic filter, a UV light system, or even having a duct cleaning service performed by a trusted HVAC company for drastic air improvement in your home.