The beginning of spring often signifies a welcome change. However, along with the milder weather also comes airborne pollen and other allergens, which can lead to various allergy symptoms such as sneezing, itching, and a stuffy nose. So how exactly do you keep allergies at bay? An AC replacement expert provides the answer below.
Common Spring Allergies
Spring is often considered to be tree pollen season. Trees cause allergies because they produce pollen cells that are minuscule, light, and dry, and can be carried far by the breeze. Oak, sycamore, maple, elm, and birch are some of the most common triggers of hay fever. If you’re allergic to pollen and you start inhaling it, chances are you’ll begin to get congested and experience sneezing and an itchy nose and eyes.
Mold also releases spores that are carried by the spring wind. While molds such as yeast and mildew are common outdoors, some types can also be found inside your house. Like pollen, mold spores can cause sneezing, congestion, and a runny nose.
Getting Relief from Spring Allergies
Those who suffer from allergies usually try to avoid stepping outside during the spring season. But if those allergy triggers also tend to linger within the four walls of your home, you’ll want to perform heating and AC maintenance regularly.
An HVAC system that’s leaky or has cracks can carry allergens through its air ducts and bring those allergens into your living space. To prevent spring allergies, it’s important to have your HVAC system inspected and cleaned annually. By doing this, you can get rid of any dirt, dust, or other airborne particles that have accumulated inside your heating and cooling system while maintaining good indoor air quality throughout the year.
Cool Zone Air Conditioning & Heating specialize in AC repair and maintenance solutions. You can count on our team of skilled technicians to deliver the level of indoor comfort and energy efficiency you need for your home. Call us at (623) 777-3881 or fill out our online form to get started.