Spring Is Here – Nip Allergies in the Bud with These Three Strategies
Believe it or not, spring is here – and if you’re one of millions of people who have seasonal allergies, that means that sneezing, congestion, and a whole host of other unpleasant allergy symptoms aren’t far behind.
This spring, don’t suffer – strategize! Here are three ways to keep your springtime allergies under control in the months to come.
- Reduce exposure to pollen and other allergens.
- Wear sunglasses – your eyes are a pollen portal.
- Spend a little less time outdoors – especially on dry, windy days, and during sunrise and sunset, when pollen counts are highest.
- When you come in from outdoors, remove and clean any clothing that might carry pollen and other allergies inside your home; wash your skin and hair also.
- Don’t hang laundry to dry outside — pollen can stick to sheets and towels.
- Take care on high-pollen days
- If high pollen counts are forecast, do what you can to minimize your time outdoors – including exercise time.
- Always take allergy medications before your symptoms start.
- Close doors and windows at night.
- Protect the air in your home
- To tame pollen, wash bedding every week in hot water. Throw rugs, too (thanks, WebMD).
- Vacuum once or twice a week using a HEPA-filtered vacuum.
- Use the air conditioning in your house and car.
- Get annual maintenance for your HVAC equipment.
- Check your HVAC filter every 30 days when your equipment is in use.
- Consider adding an indoor air quality system to your home’s HVAC system. Ask about our Indoor Air Quality solutions when you contact us for your spring A/C tune-up!
Keep your allergy suffering at bay this spring with an indoor air quality solution from Casey Energy. Contact us today for a FREE estimate!