Three Strategies for Dealing with Springtime Allergies
Spring is here in Fairfield and Westchester counties – and if you’re an allergy sufferer, that means that sneezing, congestion, and other unpleasant allergy symptoms might be here, too.
Here are three simple strategies to cut down on your allergy symptoms this spring:
1. Minimize your exposure to allergy triggers.
- Share allergy-triggering gardening chores with a non-allergy sufferer.
- Minimize your time outdoors on dry, windy days.
- Remove and clean clothing that you’ve worn outdoors to minimize the pollen you bring into your home.
- After you’ve been outside, rinse pollen from your skin and hair.
- Pollen can stick to sheets and towels, so try not to hang your clothes on an outdoor line.
2. Be especially careful when pollen counts are high.
- Take allergy medications before your symptoms start.
- Keep outdoor doors and windows closed when possible.
- Avoid early morning outdoor activity, as pollen counts are highest in the morning.
3. Keep your indoor air as clean as possible.
- Maintain your air conditioner and use it regularly, especially on high pollen days.
- Check your filter about every 30 days during the cooling season. Be sure to change it if it’s dirty.
- Use a HEPA-equipped vacuum to clean floors and rugs.
- If budget allows, consider adding a whole house indoor air quality system. Your indoor air can be up to 100 times more polluted than outdoor air – and full of allergens and microorganisms that can cause or worsen respiratory issues. From air purifiers to dehumidifiers, indoor air quality solutions can make a world of difference in your quality of life.
Keep your allergy suffering at bay this spring with an indoor air quality solution from Casey Energy! Contact us today to learn more or get a FREE estimate!