Spring is a beautiful time of year. Unfortunately, it’s also the time for seasonal allergies. While you probably enjoy the warm weather and spending time in the great outdoors, dealing with the sneezing and other unwanted allergy symptoms can be very trying. Learning more about the sources of these bothersome allergens can help you reduce your exposure to them.
Air Products & Services, home of your local air conditioning installation pros, discusses the common culprits behind spring allergies.
Allergens are any substance that, when inhaled, sends the body’s immune system into overdrive, triggering an allergic reaction. In the springtime, warm breezes often carry with them tiny particles of things like pollen and mold, which are particularly prone to causing allergies. In fact, hay fever, which is an allergy to either of the two, affects 30 to 60 million people in the country.
Pollen remains the primary spring allergy trigger. In spring, pollinating trees, flowers and grasses begin to disperse pollen, which tends to be light and dry, which means it’s easily carried on the wind. The same can be said for mold, which forms due to damp, rainy conditions preceding warmer weather. When inhaled, you may experience allergy symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, a runny nose and itchy, watery eyes.
Protecting your eyes and nose whenever you head outdoors is one of the best ways to reduce exposure to allergens. However, be aware that your indoors can also become polluted with pollen and mold, so be sure to close windows and doors to prevent the breeze from entering. Our local residential AC services pros recommend investing in an air purifier to keep your indoor air quality within acceptable levels.
Another way to reduce exposure is to ensure clean HVAC filters. These filters trap pollen and other airborne particles every time your heating or cooling equipment circulates air throughout your home, but their effectiveness is reduced if the filters are dirty. You may also upgrade to filters with better filtering capabilities.
Air Products & Services is your leading provider of Carrier heating and cooling products. You can count on us for your residential and commercial AC maintenance, repair and installation needs. Call (818) 989-2030 or fill out our contact form to request service or an estimate. We serve customers in Tarzana, CA.