Fall's changing temperatures and high mold levels can trigger allergies that may include a host of symptoms, such as itchy eyes, sore throat, runny nose and sneezing. For people who suffer from these allergies, the fall allergy season can be a nuisance. Luckily, there are a number of steps you can take to minimize the effects that the high levels of allergens can have on you:
Running an air purification unit can help clean your indoor air of pollens that are floating around and irritating you. A unit that utilizes a HEPA filter can trap very small particles in the air and will leave your air healthier and safer. You can also get units that have electronically charged collection plates which eliminates the need for a filter. The plates should be cleaned periodically but can be replaced and reused again.
You should vacuum your floors every couple of days during the peak allergy season. The best vacuum to use is one that has a HEPA filter built in so vacuuming doesn't just stir up the pollen, it will remove it from your home entirely.
The highest levels of pollen are usually found in the early morning hours. At this time it's smart to keep your house closed up so you don't introduce more pollen into your home. In the evening when symptoms subside you should open up to recycle the old air out of your home and replace it with fresh air. This can improve your indoor air quality and prevent an aggravation of your symptoms.
You can contact Mast Heating and Cooling for more information on how you can handle fall allergies in your home. Their staff can provide you with periodic service maintenance that will ensure your heating and cooling equipment is working properly and efficiently.
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