The beautiful weather of fall comes at a price: ALLERGIES. Ragweed and molds are abundant this time of the year, giving great stress and discomfort to many people. Did you know that there are easy ways to combat sneezing, itchy throats and sniffling brought on by these unwanted guests? You can find relief from these helpful tips:
Remove Dead Leaves
Among the places that molds love to thrive and multiply is in dead leaves. It is because moisture accumulates in the leaves and molds feed on them. If you are a sensitive person, you should hire a handyman to remove those leaves in your yard.
Do Not Dry Clothes Outside
It is true that you can save money by drying your clothes outside. But by doing this, you are also giving allergens an opportunity to enter your home and cause trouble. If you have family members who are allergy-sensitive, it is better to stick with the machine dryer.
Invest in HEPA Filters
This type of filter can efficiently trap even the smallest particles and allergens that flow with the air. Its fine mesh screen is very helpful in keeping your indoor atmosphere free of allergy-causing particles.
Keep A Tidy Home
HEPA filters are powerful in filtering allergens in the air, but you cannot rely on it in getting rid of the allergens in the floor and carpets. That is when you will need to schedule a regular vacuum cleaning in your home.
Don’t Forget to Wash
Be sure to change clothes and wash after staying outdoors for a long time. There is a high possibility that you are carrying pollen and other allergy-causing particles in your clothes, shoes and in some parts of your body which can be transferred in your sheets and pillowcases.
Avoid Going Out During Peak Pollen Times
Pay attention to pollen count reports and be sure to stay indoors when pollen counts rise. If you have emergency errands to do outside, be sure to use antimicrobial masks for protection.
Clean your Filters
Your air filter should be kept clean to keep your system’s efficiency. Additionally, it helps in removing allergy-causing particles like pollen and molds in the air. Your regular HVAC maintenance check will secure that you have a clean and properly-functioning air filter in your home.
Do not let allergy symptoms hinder you from enjoying the fine weather of fall. Follow these tips from our professionals at Rockwall One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning®. If you need expert services in your home, feel free to give us a call.