How to Prepare for Fall Allergens

People with allergies will tell you that spring is the toughest time of year for their condition. However, fall allergens are just as big a nuisance and will cause the same symptoms: runny nose, itching and even fever. Let’s identify these autumn allergens and provide you with the actions to take so that you can reduce, if not eliminate, their presence in your home.

What Are the Most Common Fall Allergens?

It is estimated that approximately two-thirds of people who are allergic to the pollen in the spring are also allergic to ragweed in the fall. If you live in an urban area or a suburb where there isn’t a lot of vegetation and you still experience allergic symptoms, it is probably because of ragweed. Pollen from this plant can come from many miles away as it travels on the wind.

Other triggers for autumn allergies include mold spores and dust mites. Fortunately, you can take some steps to reduce the effects of these allergens. Here are just a few:

1. Replace Your HVAC Filter

Replacing your HVAC air filter will ensure that the air filtration process works seamlessly. By changing clogged air filters, you are also guaranteeing that your HVAC system is operating as efficiently as possible, saving you money on your energy bill.

2. Arrange for a Duct Cleaning

Ducts are the means by which air travels throughout your home. If there is debris in the ductwork, it can easily find its way to all areas of your living space. Scheduling to have your ducts cleaned can mean the difference between leaving pesky allergens outside and having to deal with them in your home.

3. Schedule HVAC Maintenance

The easiest way to have peace of mind when it comes to eliminating allergens from your home is to arrange for yearly HVAC maintenance with a reliable professional. Homeowners in Palm Desert can look to Breeze Air Conditioning to arrange for thorough maintenance of their HVAC system with a NATE-certified technician.

Our services also include air conditioning and heating installation and repair. We are also leaders in “green” tech implementation. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

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