Many residents in Gurnee, Illinois, suffer during allergy season, no matter whether pollen season has started or ended. Many of them are caused by indoor allergens, including dust mites and pet dander.
During the spring and summer allergy season, though, the main culprits are tree pollen and grasses like Johnson, Timothy and Rye, which all release pollen that lead to allergy symptoms. In the fall, the biggest offender is ragweed.
If you experience allergy symptoms, the best tip is to find out what’s causing them by consulting an allergist. In addition to avoiding indoor and outdoor allergens, here are some other tips to help you survive 2017’s allergy season.
Change Your HVAC Air Filter
Your HVAC air filter is your first line of defense against allergies and poor IAQ. To ensure your filter is removing larger particles from your indoor air environment, you should change it monthly during the spring and summer months.
Invest in an Air Purifier
Trapping the smaller particles is the next step. One of the best ways to accomplish that is to invest in a purifier. Of the countless models available on the market, the award-winning Infinity Air Purifier is considered among the best. It’s highly effective at trapping and using an electrical charge to kill 13 common household pathogens.
Perform These Daily Practices
When your allergies start acting crazy, perform these daily practices to calm them down.
- Use a saline nasal rinse with either a neti pot or a spray.
- Remove your work clothes and shoes as soon as you return home.
- Wear a protective mask when performing outdoor chores or activities.
If you’re searching for more information about how to breathe easier in your home during allergy season, or if you’d like to schedule an IAQ test today, read on about how to keep your home’s indoor air quality healthy or contact Herchenbach Mechanical, Inc. at (847) 260-9335. We look forward to helping you overcome your allergies.