While many people look forward to spring, others dread it because of spring allergies. To combat seasonal colds and allergies, you need to know the causes so you can implement ways to counter them. In today’s post, Amber Air Conditioning Inc. shares a look at the common causes of spring allergies and how to beat them.
What Causes Spring Allergies?
Pollen is the main cause of seasonal allergies. Trees, weeds and grasses release pollen in the springtime as part of their reproductive cycles. When pollen is inhaled by someone with a pollen allergy, their immune system sees it as a danger and starts releasing histamines that trigger allergy symptoms. One reason why pollen is difficult to avoid is because it can spread for miles, so even if you’ve had your property rid of pollen-producing plants, you’re still vulnerable to seasonal allergies.
Another cause of seasonal allergies is mold, which spreads as the weather becomes warmer and humidity levels increase. Other allergens, including dust mites, can get stirred up when you start your spring cleaning.
How to Keep Allergens at Bay
All the allergens have one thing in common: they affect indoor air quality. Taking steps to optimize your HVAC system for the season can go a long way in combating seasonal allergies. If you haven’t done so already, replace the air filters in your HVAC system. When air filters get filled to capacity – which usually happens every three months – trapped particles like dust and pollen can be recirculated into the air ducts. Running an air purifier can help maintain indoor air quality, as well.
You can also take precautions when going outside. Continuing to wear your mask is a great way to prevent the inhalation of allergens while outdoors, whether you’re doing some gardening or buying groceries. Changing your clothes, washing your hair and taking off your shoes after coming back home can likewise help stop allergens from being tracked indoors.
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