How to Prepare for Fall Allergens
Although the spring season is notorious for plaguing those sensitive to allergies, the fall can be just as troublesome. There’s little you can do to reduce your exposure when you’re outdoors, but you have several options when you are inside your home. Let’s look at the types of allergens that can affect you and what you can do about them.
What Are the Most Common Fall Allergens?
Tree pollen is a concern in the spring, but in the fall, your allergies are most likely acting up because of ragweed. Ragweed is a plant that is found throughout North America. These plants are especially active during the autumn season. Mold spores and dust mites can also set off allergies while cigarette smoke and fumes from various products can trigger or worsen allergic reactions. Here are three things you can do to protect yourself.
1. Replace Your HVAC Filter
Along with causing your system to run inefficiently, dirty HVAC filters will not be able to perform their primary task of capturing allergens and other pollutants. Keep your indoor air quality at the best level possible by regularly changing your HVAC filter.
2. Schedule a Duct Cleaning
Your ducts are responsible for air flow in your home but can also become a hiding place for pesky allergens. Having your ducts inspected and cleaned on a regular basis will ensure that your respiratory system will not suffer from allergens.
3. Schedule HVAC Maintenance
A yearly HVAC maintenance visit in the fall will help ensure that your system runs in the most efficient manner possible while working to remove pollutants and allergens from your home. If you are a homeowner in the Mission, TX, area and you would like to set up HVAC maintenance, reach out to Colair to schedule a visit from one of our friendly and knowledgeable technicians.
At Colair, we offer a full range of heating and cooling solutions for your home as well as commercial HVAC services. We have a 24-hour emergency AC repair service and provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee for our workmanship. Contact us today to see how we can help you.