Allergy problems aren’t just limited to spring, fall allergies are often just as bad. In fact, fall actually tends to be the worst season for weed pollen, which combined with other contaminants in the air can add up to some serious allergy problems.
Fall allergies can be more than just annoying, they can also lead to serious health problems, especially if you suffer from asthma or COPD.
Why are filters so important for fighting fall allergies?
Using a good filtration system in your home can remove allergy-causing particulates from the air. During the fall season, this includes things like pollen from weeds, trees, flowers, and other plants; mold spores; dust; and pet dander.
What else can you do to calm your fall allergies?
- Make sure that your HVAC filter is being used efficiently.
- Check the news for pollen forecasts and avoid being outdoors in the early morning hours when pollen counts are usually at their highest. If you know pollen counts are going to be higher than usual, you can take your allergy medications before your symptoms even start.
- Keep your windows and doors closed while your allergies are bothering you to keep pollen and dust out of your home.
- Check the MERV rating on your filter. The higher the number listed, the smaller the particles your filter is capable of catching.
- Change the filter in your heating and cooling system very often.
- If you have very serious problems with fall allergies, consider getting additional air filters for your home.
- It’s important that you always maintain ducts properly to keep contaminants from being circulated through the air in your home.
- Don’t hang your laundry outside to dry because it might carry pollen into your home and leave it on clothing.
- Stay indoors if it’s dry and windy outside.
If you would like to learn more about ways your heating and cooling system can have an affect on your allergies, or about other things you can do to make your home more comfortable, please contact us at Aladdin Heating and Cooling. We’ve been providing quality service to Southeast Michigan since 1945.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Detroit, Michigan about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about fall allergies and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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