How to Prepare for Fall Allergens
If you suffer from allergies, then you probably have medication and other ways of coping with symptoms while you are outdoors. Following a few actionable steps can help you eliminate fall allergens from your home.
What Are Some Common Fall Allergens?
Understanding what you are safeguarding against will give you a better understanding of why you will be taking each of the following steps. Fall allergens include pollen from ragweed, sagebrush, and pigweed. These weeds do not have to be in the immediate vicinity of your home in order to affect your respiratory system. Weed pollen can be transferred by the wind for hundreds of miles into your city or town.
Other irritants that cause allergic reactions can be found within your home. Mold spores and dust mites develop indoors and can set off hay fever and cause difficulty breathing.
1. Keeping Your Home Clean
Thoroughly cleaning your home will prevent dust from accumulating and mold from forming. A secondary benefit of cleaning your home is that you will also be removing any pollen that has settled on your floors and furniture.
2. Replace Your HVAC Filter
You should be replacing your HVAC filter regularly regardless of the season, but doing so in the fall will be important for catching any irritant that is circulating in your indoor air. If you’re not sure how to change your filter, a reliable HVAC technician will be more than happy to show you the next time you have your maintenance check.
3. Inspect Your Ducts
Clogged ducts can wreak havoc on the efficiency of your ventilation system, but especially during allergy season, it is important for them to be clean. Allergens tend to collect in ducts and can circulate throughout your home while your HVAC system is running.
4. Schedule HVAC Maintenance
Aside from any actions you can perform, it is recommended that you have your HVAC system checked by a competent technician. Proper maintenance will guarantee you have the best indoor air quality possible, without the presence of pesky allergens.
To book top-quality HVAC maintenance in the Dayton, OH, area, contact Butler Heating & Air Conditioning today and a NATE-certified technician will make sure your home is prepared for fall allergens. We also offer air conditioning and furnace installation, repair, and maintenance, as well as, light commercial services.