For the tens of millions of Northeasterners who suffer from seasonal allergies, the fall can be a frustrating season. Ragweed, pollen and mold fill the air and lead to debilitating symptoms like itchy eyes and runny noses, often becoming so severe they hamper sleep patterns and productivity. And while several over-the-counter and prescription medications combat the symptoms of outdoor allergies, the most important thing you can do to protect yourself from seasonal allergies is improve your indoor air quality.
By improving your indoor air quality, you give your respiratory system a chance to combat the allergens flooding and inflaming your nasal passages and sensitive skin areas, such as the eyes. Breathing clean air leads to better breathing, better sleeping, and an overall improvement in quality of life. There are several ways to deal with pollutants in your home.
Start with the basics: vacuum regularly and do your best to keep dampness out of your home by making sure your windows seal firmly. Wash your bed sheets in hot water and take thorough showers after spending time outside. Also, avoid the early mornings if possible, since that’s when most allergens are released. If you have pets, bathe them weekly to reduce dandruff.
There are also new ways to combat biological contaminants that go well beyond good hygiene. A duct-installed UV light system will kill many living pollutants before they travel through the house, improving overall indoor air quality before it ever gets to your lungs. To that effect, the best way to reduce the impact of seasonal allergies is to make sure your HVAC system is in the best condition possible. This includes the filters, the cleanliness of the ducts, and the amount you run your system.
Contact Glasco Heating & Air Conditioning to help you avoid the pain and irritation of seasonal allergies. By improving your indoor air quality, you’ll be improving your life.
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