How to Reduce Springtime Allergies

If you’re anything like us, then you’ve been excited about spring since the first day of winter.

There’s something magical about the beautiful blossoms and flowering buds, but there’s nothing magical about the allergies they cause in evenly mildly susceptible individuals. In this post, we’re going to outline a few easy steps you can take to minimize allergies and get the most out of the season.

As you’ll learn in more detail below, investing in air conditioning maintenance and regular tune-ups is a great way to keep your home’s indoor air quality high. Contact Quality Air Experts to learn more about how we can help you reduce allergens in your home this spring!

How to Control Springtime Allergies

Minimize Exposure

One of the best ways to minimize seasonal allergies is to stay indoors on days that are particularly windy and dry. Many free smartphone apps provide up-to-date information regarding pollen concentrations and other allergens in the air, and a simple check before going out might be all you need to avoid a reaction. If you cool your home in the mornings and evenings by opening your windows, an allergen-monitoring app is non-negotiable.

Keep Your Indoor Air Clean

Whether or not you open your windows during the day, it’s important to make sure that you’re breathing in the cleanest air you can inside your home. A high-quality air purifying system can make a world of difference, especially if you have pets that might be adding to the problem.

You can also check your air conditioner’s filter to make sure that it’s able to filter dust, dander, and other pollutants out of the air before pumping them throughout your home. In general, you should plan to change the air filter every two or three months, depending on your sensitivity and whether or not you have pets. If you’re a highly sensitive individual and/or have pets, investing in high-quality air filters and changing them every six to nine weeks might be a key component in your allergy-mitigation strategy.

If you don’t know how to change your air filter or haven’t had air conditioning maintenance since last season, now is the time to contact a professional to schedule an appointment. Quality Air Experts of Sterling can provide you with a filter change and a tune-up service at competitive prices you won’t find anywhere else!

Talk to Your Doctor

If you feel like your allergies are out of control, regardless of how little you go outside and whether or not you’ve invested in HVAC services, it’s a good idea to talk with your doctor about medications that could help. They may recommend one of several affordable over-the-counter products that reduce stuffiness, itchiness, and the other uncomfortable effects of allergies. They may also recommend rinsing your sinuses with a warm saline solution, and while it may not be the most comfortable experience, it can help to reduce allergens and mucus.

Schedule an Appointment With Quality Air Experts

Don’t let allergies keep you from enjoying the beautiful springtime weather — contact Sterling’s Top Rated Local® HVAC company to learn more about scheduling an AC maintenance appointment!