Spring is Here, and So Are the Allergies

how to prevent spring allergies

Spring is in the air! Wait a second, maybe that’s just the pollen.

As the weather warms up around Fairfax County, Virginia, homeowners should keep these five tips in mind to keep their allergies under control…

Start Medicating Now

If you wait until you’re having sneezing fits to start taking your medication, it’s already too late. Start taking your daily allergy medicine now so it is working at full strength by the time peak pollen season comes around.

Dust Diligently

Pollen isn’t the only allergen. In fact, dust is just as likely to trigger an allergic reaction, and it’s much more prevalent in your home. Keep your sinuses clear by regularly dusting, washing your bed sheets, and vacuuming/mopping your floors.

Tune Up Your Air Conditioner

During the winter months, your air conditioner accumulates all sorts of dirt, dust, and other debris. This not only increases wear-and-tear on the system, it can also diminish indoor air quality. A professional A/C tune up will lower your energy bills, prevent breakdowns, and can improve your sinuses.

Keep Your Humidity Levels Under 50%

Maintaining a moderate humidity level doesn’t just keep you comfortable, it can also alleviate allergy symptoms by killing dust mites. Humidity control is also crucial for preventing mold growth, which thrives in warm and damp climates.

Invest in an Air Filtration System

Common indoor allergens include dust, pet dander, and mold. Pollen can even make its way into your home through your air ducts, open windows, or by sticking to your clothing. The most effective way to eliminate these contaminants is by investing in a HEPA air filter, which removes up to 99.97% of airborne particles.

Residents of Fairfax County VA can count on the Air Treatment Company to help them prepare for spring and all of its allergies. We offer a variety of professional HVAC services including air conditioning repairs and installations, humidity control solutions, and air filtration systems. If you live in Vienna, Reston, Mclean, or the surrounding area, give us a call at (703) 938-0550.

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