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There’s nothing worse than being uncomfortable with allergies. Read these simple steps to help prevent issues during winter months if you suffer from winter allergies.
Although the winter brings a lot of great things like snow days and holidays, it also brings something nagging: winter allergy symptoms.
While some people get relief from their pollen allergies in the winter, others find that their indoor allergies to things like mold and dust mites increase during these months. The symptoms are often quite unpleasant, and it can make the winter months drag even more than they already do.
However, there are ways that you can reduce your symptoms. Unfortunately, many people experience winter allergies due to having lower quality heating and air systems that harbor the allergens.
So, let’s take a closer look at what winter allergies are, the symptoms you might experience, and how you can reduce many of these symptoms by having a high-quality heating and air system.
Although it’s unfair, you’re likely more at risk to experience winter allergy symptoms if you’re someone who already experiences allergies in the summer months. The reason being that a lot of the allergens that are around in the summer months naturally are actually around all year inside your house.
You probably spend a lot less time in the home with the windows closed during warmer months. So, when you close up those windows and turn on your heater that’s been dormant for quite a while, you expose yourself to the allergens inside your home that have been hidden inside your HVAC system.
So, the best way to combat those allergies is to understand what triggers your symptoms, why that happens, and how you can combat them.
One of the best ways to reduce your winter allergy symptoms is to understand what triggers them so that you can more effectively reduce your exposure. Some of the most common triggers are:
One thing that often exacerbates winter allergy symptoms that many people don’t even think about is their HVAC system. Unfortunately, the heating and air system in your home can both harbor and spread common allergens like mold.
To prevent your HVAC system from irritating your allergies even further, it’s important that you optimize your system and maintain it on a regular basis. Here are a few ways that you can do that:
These simple steps can help prevent a lot of misery during those winter months for those who experience allergies.
If you’re like most people, you already do some of these things on a semi-regular basis. However, most people don’t keep a regular schedule for all of these things.
If you’re serious about preventing allergies and keeping your home environment clean during the winter months, you should have a checklist that you take care of both every year. Regular maintenance is the best way to keep both your system and your home clean and healthy.
For those who would like to learn more about HVAC maintenance or schedule a home visit, feel free to give us a call today (706) 722-5304!
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