After a long, cold winter in Greater Charlotte, the first flush of spring growth is a welcome sight. For millions of North Carolinians, however, budding flowers and blooming trees also mark the beginning of springtime allergies. Don’t let nasal congestion, itchy eyes and bouts of coughing keep you from enjoying the spring season. Use these simple strategies to improve indoor air quality and alleviate spring allergy symptoms.
Keep Pollen at Bay
If your allergies are seasonal, pollen is the likely trigger. The most common cause of outdoor allergies, pollen is often too small to see. That makes it easy for plant-based pollinators to hitch a ride into your home on your pets and clothing. Whenever you open a window to let in spring breezes, pollen wafts into your home as well. These steps can help limit your exposure:
- Close windows and doors during the early morning and evening when pollen counts are high.
- Check HVAC air filters frequently and change them whenever they look dusty or dirty.
- Wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses when outdoors to help keep pollen out of your eyes and hair.
- When you arrive home, stash your shoes and outerwear in a closet, covered bin or laundry hamper.
- Shower in the evening so that you don’t take the pollen that’s collected on your hair and skin to bed.
Indoor Air Quality Solutions
The HVAC industry offers a wide array of products engineered to clean and purify the air you breathe. As a Trane Comfort Specialist, Dulin Mechanical is certified to bring you the best in the business. Options include whole-home air cleaners and filters that work with your HVAC systems to keep pollutants from circulating through your home. Our air quality specialists can help you select the ideal solution.
To learn more about how to combat spring allergens, explore our full range of indoor air quality services. To speak with an HVAC expert who can help everyone breathe easier, call 704-237-3641 today.