Can you have allergies during the fall? You absolutely can! Allergens can hit at any moment. Even though spring allergies can be more widespread, allergies in the fall are a serious problem for countless people. Here, Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing will help you understand and fight fall allergies. Unfortunately, the solution isn’t as easy as staying away from the pollen-filled world around your home. Fall allergy season finds various ways into your home. By determining what causes fall allergies, you can also identify the best ways to reduce them.
Figuring out your fall allergy symptoms can be harder than it may seem. The symptoms of seasonal fall allergies are frequently subtle and mistaken for a minor cold. Coughing, sneezing and sinusitis are all symptoms that appear in both fall allergies and the common cold. A healthcare provider is always the most dependable source for recognizing allergies. However, a few common symptoms of fall allergies and sinusitis include:
When figuring out what leads to fall allergies in your exact case, there are various likely culprits. Dust mites and allergens can build up in different places throughout your home. The majority of these sources of seasonal fall allergies can be minimized with professional air quality services such as those offered by Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing. Having said that, the most common sources of indoor fall allergies include:
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America says that homeowners dealing with fall allergies should improve their air quality in three ways. First, you can restrict your contact with airborne allergens inside your home. This requires using a whole-house dehumidifier, cleaning ducts and preventing your home from getting too hot. Second, you should ventilate your house, ensuring that airborne particles don’t accumulate in stagnant air. Third, you might look at installing an air cleaner to eliminate allergens from the air. Learn more about each solution below.
When the air in your home strays from the EPA’s recommended humidity levels (30%-40% humidity), it encourages ideal conditions for mold, dust mites and various other sources of allergy symptoms. With a whole-house dehumidifier, you have accurate control over the humidity levels across your entire home. These innovative dehumidifiers enable you to control the humidity inside your home within 1% of the desired levels, removing the conditions for excessive mold, dust mites, fungi, bacteria and other microorganisms.
Ultraviolet germicidal lights purify the air in your home before it spreads through your home. As the air exits your HVAC unit and enters your ductwork, it goes through an intense ultraviolet light that kills contaminants before they can spread. This system answers the question, “What is the best air purifier for allergies?” This system can quickly make your air significantly cleaner. UV lights have been shown to remove half of the concentrated bioaerosols within their initial 45 minutes of use.
When you want a high-efficiency air filter, you want a HEPA air filter that can remove 99.97% of the pollutants in the air. Due to their specific design, these filters pull the most prevalent causes of fall allergies from their air, like ragweed, pollen and dust mites. HEPA air filters also capture contaminants such as:
Historically, HVAC systems have not always done a great job of removing impurities from the air. This means that debris often circulates through ductwork for decades. Over time, some of that debris will accumulate within your ductwork. This is why some people advocate for Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing and our duct cleaning services before turning on the heat for the first time in the fall. This can resolve one of the most substantial sources of airborne contaminants in your home.
Often, your location has a major impact on the intensity of your fall allergy symptoms. Fall allergies are understood to be worse in certain areas of the country than others. For example, ragweed (one of the most extensive sources of allergy-inducing pollen) is concentrated in the country’s eastern region along with the Midwest. Nonetheless, allergies can pose a substantial problem regardless of where you live. Here are the 10 most challenging cities for those dealing with seasonal allergies.
As you have now seen, the ideal remedy for dust mites and fall allergies involves an all-out assault on the pollutants and other debris in the air within your home. Every home will require a specialized approach appropriate for that home’s individual makeup and layout. With air quality professionals all over the United States, Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing can help out in almost every part of the country. If you’re looking for one of our indoor air quality pros to help eliminate as many allergens as possible, call or fill out a contact form when you’re ready to start.
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