How Seasonal Allergies Can Affect Your Health

December 2, 2022 | Blog

Seasonal allergies affect a large population of Americans today. Allergies are triggered by numerous air pollutants, like pollen. You may notice a runny nose or itchy eyes from the changing seasons.

The best way to get control of these allergies is to avoid these allergens from entering your system. Having good indoor air quality (IAQ) in your home is a great way to prevent allergens from building up in your home, but there are also some other remedies people choose to take. Absolute Comfort Air is here to share easy ways to prevent allergies and to offer steps homeowners can take to have good IAQ in their homes.

Common Air Pollutants In Your Home

Not only can pollen affect your health, but many other air pollutants can lead you to have similar allergy-like symptoms. These pollutants can reside in your home and affect your overall IAQ. Some of them include:

  • Pollen
  • Dust
  • Pet dander
  • Mold
  • Bacteria

If these pollutants linger in areas like your air ducts, they can contaminate your home’s air quality. In order to avoid keeping these pollutants in your home, you should consider taking steps to improve your home’s IAQ.

How Can You Improve Your Home’s IAQ?

Keeping Your HVAC System Clean

Your ventilation system is the primary source of air pollution in your house. Maintaining your indoor and outdoor vents will make sure air pollutants don’t build up in your system. You should also change out your air filters every three months to avoid the build-up of dust in your filters.

You can also clean out dust or pollen from exhaust fans in your kitchen or bathroom. These fans can build up moisture, which leads to mold and mildew. Keeping these fans clean and on will help circulate clean air throughout your home.

Using A Dehumidifier

Humid areas can be hazardous to our health if we don’t have the proper equipment to combat the warm temperature. Humidity can lead to mold and mildew growth just like your home fans because of the moisture it holds. Dehumidifiers and air purifiers are great tools to use to improve your home’s IAQ and reduce pollutant build-up. Whether it is a plug-in air purifier or an in-duct installed air purifier, your home will produce cleaner, healthier air that removes the allergens in your home.

How Else Can You Combat Seasonal Allergies?

In order to protect your health, you can take extra precautions in your day to avoid interacting with pollen and other allergens. You can check for the air quality and allergy forecast using various apps and weather websites to see how the weather can influence your health. You can also take OTC medication like antihistamines to reduce symptoms like a runny nose or itchy eyes. Adding these remedies to your IAQ services will help improve your and your family’s health this allergy season.

Getting Your Home Checked For Professional Air Quality

The best way to keep your HVAC system clean is to schedule routine maintenance for your unit. If you are interested in getting your HVAC system checked for IAQ or have any questions regarding your home’s air quality, Absolute Comfort Air can help. Our technicians provide services for Winder indoor air quality as well as other HVAC-related services. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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