Spring and warm weather is right around the corner! This means flower buds and blooming trees. But if you’re one of the millions of people who suffer from seasonal allergies, it also means sneezing, congestion, itchy eyes, and other irritating symptoms. Try these simple tips and tricks to keep your spring allergy suffering to a minimum:
Limit your exposure to the things that trigger your allergies
Try to stay away from the things that trigger your allergies. For instance, if lawn mowing tends to worsen your allergies, try to limit that exposure or wear a face mask when you mow. Also, use your dryer to dry your clothes. You may be tempted to hang your laundry outside since when the weather’s nice and warm, but pollen can stick to your clean laundry, worsening your allergies.
Keep an Eye on the Pollen Count
Check the current pollen levels in your area. If the pollen count is forecasted to be high, close your windows at night. You should also try to avoid outdoor activity when pollen counts are the highest. Your local TV station and the internet are great resources for monitoring the pollen count. There are also several mobile apps for your phone to help keep an eye on it when you’re on the go.
Keep Indoor Air Clean
Allergens aren’t just outside, they’re also inside your home—dust, pet dander, smoke, mold – and eliminating them can be a challenge. A good place to start is with a service call from Morrison, Inc. for them to inspect and clean your HVAC system. It will also help your allergies to have Morrison do a thorough cleaning of your home’s ductwork, vacuuming to get rid of dust and other airborne particles that accumulate there year-round. They can also install high-efficiency air filters for your furnace as well as a dehumidifier to keep your indoor air dry and deter mold growth.
Spring is an exciting time and you’ll want to enjoy it, even if you suffer from seasonal allergies. Follow the tips above to help keep your allergy suffering to a minimum: limit your exposure, heed the pollen count, and keep your indoor air clean. And visit www.MorrisonHVAC.com in Marietta, OH today to see how else we can help.