Fall Allergy Season is around the corner, with the biggest culprit being ragweed. This means lots of people experiencing allergic rhinitis or “hay fever” which often comes with symptoms like: runny nose or nasal congestion, coughing, sneezing, itchy or watery eyes, itchy nose, roof of mouth or throat, sinus pain and facial discomfort, puffy, blue colored skin under the eyes and more. Many find their hay fever triggers asthma like symptoms as well.
Why is this something to talk about?
Because more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies every year, with nearly eighteen million of those being diagnosed with “hay fever” which is often a sign of a seasonal allergy.
With the prevalence of allergies today, indoor air quality is a must, especially since most medical professionals recommend allergy suffers stay indoors when the pollen count is high.
You can’t always control the quality of air outside of your home, but there are things you can do INSIDE your home.
Below are some suggestions from the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology to reduce the Ragweed Pollen count in your home:
- Wash your hands frequently.
- Limit your time outdoors when ragweed counts are high.
- Wear a dust mask that people like carpenters use when doing outdoor chores like raking the leaves.
- If you have been working outside, change your clothes when you get inside.
- Clean and replace furnace and air conditioner filters often. Using HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filters is recommended, which remove at least 99 percent of pollen, as well as animal dander, dust and other particles.
- Use a clothes dryer rather than outdoor clothes lines.
At A Superior Air Conditioning we are passionate about indoor air quality and we hope you will contact us for a free inspection should you suspect problems with your indoor air quality. With millions of people suffering from allergies every day, it is important you have an air conditioning system that is part of the solution, not the problem.
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