How to Prepare for Fall Allergens

Fall allergy season is a tough time. The weather can be amazing, with crisp days and cool nights tempting you to spend time outside. However, the change in the weather can trigger fall allergies that lead to lots of sniffing, wheezing, and runny eyes. Here are some ways to prepare for fall allergens.

The Causes of Fall Allergies

There are a variety of ways to lessen the impact of fall allergies, but the first step is understanding what is causing your allergies. While spring allergies are typically triggered by tree pollen, fall allergies are most often the result of ragweed. Also, mold spores from fallen leaves can cause an allergic response. Finally, when you spend more time indoors due to cooler weather, you may find your body reacting to dust mites in your environment.

Minimizing Fall Allergies

The most effective way to counter the impact of fall allergies is to reduce the number of allergens in your house. There is no way to protect yourself from allergens in the environment, but keeping the home environment as allergy-free as possible allows your body time to recover from exposure during the day.

Changing Air Filters

Changing the filter on your HVAC unit is one way to make sure the air in your home is as clean as possible. Follow the recommendations from your HVAC manufacturer on how often the filter should be changed. This is usually around once every three months. If you wait too long to change your air filter, your HVAC unit will have to work harder to maintain the temperature in your house.

Cleaning Ductwork

Getting your ductwork cleaned regularly is another way of ensuring the best possible air quality in your residence. Over time, dust builds up in the ductwork. Have an HVAC maintenance company inspect your ductwork as well as the rest of your system. A professional can clean the ductwork if required as well as provide other maintenance services that will keep your HVAC system running like new.

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