Avoiding Fall Allergies

Ragweed, dust mites, pollen, pet dander and biological growth all cause fall allergies. These allergens can lead to unpleasant smells, sneezing, eye irritation, rashes, sore throats, fatigue and other symptoms. You can reduce the allergens in your home in Merritt Island, Florida, though. All you have to do is clean regularly, take care of your yard, and maintain your HVAC system.

Clean Your Home Regularly

Frequent dusting and vacuuming can help reduce allergens on your furniture and floors. Wash any sweaters or blankets that were stored in summer, and ask people to remove their shoes before they enter your home. As a result, they won’t track in pollen and other fall allergens.

Take Care of Your Yard

You should take pride in taking care of your yard. After all, it not only increases your home’s appeal but also reduces fall allergies. Start by:

  • Raking your yard and cleaning your gutters to get rid of dead leaves that could harbor biological growth
  • Trimming the branches on trees near your home to keep leaves and other debris away from your HVAC unit
  • Cutting your grass short to prevent weeds from spreading pollen
  • Removing any plants that cause allergies, like cypress, chamomile, chrysanthemums, or goldenrod

Maintain Your HVAC System

You should replace your HVAC air filter once per month to keep the unit running at peak efficiency. Instead of catching them, a dirty filter will spread allergens around your home. If you schedule preventive HVAC maintenance, a service technician can complete this task for you.

You can also use an air purifier to capture many of the allergens that your HVAC system’s air filter misses. Choose a portable model or have a larger whole-home version installed in your ductwork.

Merritt Island Air & Heat is a Trane Comfort Specialist with more than 45 years of heating, cooling and indoor air quality experience. We’re dedicated to exceeding your expectations. Call us anytime at (321) 392-6564 for honest, outstanding service from our skilled service technicians.

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