Spring Is Here – Nip Allergies in the Bud with These Three Strategies

Spring allergies

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!