When it comes to allergies, fall doesn’t get the same reputation spring does. That’s not to say the autumn season does not present it’s own challenges, in fact, the truth is quite the opposite. Fall allergies affect a lot of people, and to make things worse, the cooler temperatures can reduce the effectiveness of your immune system which enhances the effects of allergies.
To help our customers, neighbors, and friends we put together this blog that will highlight the important fall allergens, and how you can fight them. We hope that after you read it, you’ll have the information you need to make sure your air is clean, and your lungs breathe easily.
Ragweed is the biggest cause when it comes to fall allergies, and most people who suffer from spring allergies will suffer from ragweed. Ragweed can travel for hundreds of miles through wind currents, so if you think you don’t need to worry about it, think again. Ragweed can cause eye and lung irritation and make life miserable, and that’s just part of what you’re facing this fall.
Mold is another air pollutant that increases as the temperatures cool. As temperatures cool, humid clouds become damper, which leads to better conditions for mold growth. Another important factor to note is that as leaves fall and pile up, restrict airflow and hold water, which can lead to mold growth around your home. So, if your home is surrounded by trees, it is important that you take note of possible mold growth.
Thankfully, there are some simple and easy solutions that will keep you from suffering from severe allergy symptoms and help you live a happy life this fall.
Invest In Indoor Air Quality
One of the best things you can do to improve your indoor air quality and reduce the number of particles in your home is invest in indoor air quality products. Indoor air quality products, air purifiers specifically, are perfect for folks who suffer from severe allergies and asthma. They cycle air through and catch the pollutants and particles in the air.
Indoor air quality products are perfect solutions for anyone who suffers from spring or fall time allergies.
There are a lot of things you can do on your own to boost your home’s indoor air quality and enhance your HVAC’s efficiency.
Clean Your HVAC: Take a little time to clean the dust and dirt off of your outdoor HVAC. After a long summer, it’s likely that your outdoor AC unit is caked with dirt and dust. Check out this video and see if you
Clean Your Ducts: If there are dust and dirt in your home and on your HVAC, it’s likely in your ductwork as well. Unfortunately, this is not a job you can do yourself, and to clean and seal your ductwork, you must employ professional help.
- Clean Your Home: Rake up leaves outside, vacuum up dirt inside. These things may seem like menial chores but they go a long way in suppressing allergy symptoms.
Check Your Filters
As seasons change, it is important that you take a look at your filters and ensure that they are new. Newer filters will be better at catching the pollutants in your home’s air and ensuring they do not continue to cycle through the air.
It’s also important that you check out what different air filters are available to you. With the increase of air pollutants during the fall season, you may want to purchase a filter that is thicker.
Original Source: NJ Air Pros