Can you get allergies around fall? You most certainly can! Allergens can strike at any moment. Although spring allergies may be more common, allergies in the fall are a substantial problem for lots of people. Here, Calverley Service Experts will help you understand and fight fall allergies. Sadly, the solution isn’t as easy as avoiding the pollen-filled world surrounding your home. Fall allergy season finds several ways into your home. By identifying what causes fall allergies, you can fully understand the best ways to reduce them.
Identifying your fall allergy symptoms can be trickier than it may seem. The symptoms of seasonal fall allergies are often subtle and mistaken for a mild cold. Coughing, sneezing and sinusitis are typical symptoms that develop in both fall allergies and the common cold. A medical professional is always the most reliable source for confirming allergies. However, some common symptoms of fall allergies and sinusitis include:
When investigating what causes fall allergies in your specific case, there are many possible culprits. Dust mites and allergens can accumulate in countless places throughout your home. Most of these sources of seasonal fall allergies can be managed with professional air quality services such as those offered by Calverley Service Experts. However, the most prevalent sources of indoor fall allergies include:
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America says that homeowners with fall allergies should improve their air quality in three ways. First, you should reduce your contact with airborne allergens within your home. This involves installing a whole-house dehumidifier, ductwork cleaning and preventing your home from getting too warm. Second, you must ventilate your house, ensuring that airborne contaminants don’t amass in stagnant air. Third, you might consider installing an air cleaner to remove allergens from the air. Learn more about each solution below.
When the air in your home deviates from the EPA’s suggested humidity levels (30%-40% humidity), it creates a petri dish for mold, dust mites and countless other sources of allergic reactions. With a whole-house dehumidifier, you have fine-tuned control over the humidity levels in your entire home. These state-of-the-art dehumidifiers enable you to control the humidity in your home within 1% of the desired levels, erasing the conditions for excess mold, dust mites, fungi, bacteria and other microbes.
Ultraviolet germicidal lights deactivate microorganisms in the air in your home before it circulates through your home. As the air leaves your HVAC unit and enters your ductwork, it passes through an intense ultraviolet light that kills contaminants before they can spread. This system resolves the question, “What is the best air purifier for allergies?” This system will quickly make your air considerably cleaner. UV lights have been found to remove half of the concentrated bioaerosols within their first 45 minutes of use.
When you want a high-efficiency air filter, you want a HEPA air filter that can remove 99.97% of the contaminants in the air. Due to their unique design, these filters snatch the most common causes of fall allergies from their air, including ragweed, pollen and dust mites. HEPA air filters also remove contaminants including:
Traditionally, HVAC systems have not always done a great job of eliminating contaminants from the air. This means that debris often spreads through ductwork for a very long time. Over time, some of that debris will accumulate within your ductwork. This is why many people suggest Calverley Service Experts and our duct cleaning services before turning on the heat for the first time in the fall. Taking care of this early in the season can eliminate one of the most significant sources of airborne contaminants within your home.
Often, your location has a major impact on the severity of your fall allergy symptoms. Fall allergies are understood to be worse in specific areas of the country than others. For instance, ragweed (one of the most widespread sources of allergy-inducing pollen) is more common in the country’s eastern region as well as in the Midwest. That said, allergies can be a significant problem no matter where you live. Here are the 10 most difficult cities for those with seasonal allergies.
As you have now seen, the best strategy for dust mites and fall allergies involves an all-out assault on the pollutants and allergens in the air throughout your home. Your home will require a specialized approach suited for that home’s particular makeup and layout. With air quality specialists all across the United States, Calverley Service Experts can offer support in almost any part of the country. If you want one of our indoor air quality specialists to help make your air as allergen-free as possible, call or fill out a contact form today.
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