Allergies are the worst. They cause you to tear up, cough, sneeze, and feel downright terrible. Fortunately, there are ways to alleviate these symptoms this spring in your Dallas, TX, home. Before you worry about the potential for allergies, follow these tips to make sure you breathe easily throughout the entire spring.
Replace Your Air Filter
Although the air filter is an unheralded part of your HVAC system, it plays a vital role in indoor air quality. When your filter remains for months on end, it’s unable to remove the debris and contaminants that cause allergy flare-ups. As a general rule, you should replace your filter at least once every 90 days, and when allergens are active in the air, every 30 days if possible.
Close the Windows
It’s always nice to feel the outdoor temperatures and the gentle breeze of spring. However, there are times when you’re doing more harm than good when it comes to letting allergens into your home. Between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., allergens such as pollen and ragweed are more active in the air. Make sure to close your windows during this time, and only open them early in the morning or well into the late afternoon or evening.
Groom Your Pets
Although you love your pet as much as life itself, they are one of the foremost instigators when it comes to allergic reactions. Pet dander is one of the most potent allergens, and when left untreated, these fibers create problems that leave you feeling terrible. To counteract this effect, make sure to groom your pet regularly. If you have a more shaggy breed of dog or cat, you may want to consider shaving them or taking them to a kennel for a professional haircut.
Allergies can leave you lying in bed when you should head outdoors to enjoy the spring weather. Don’t let this happen to you. If you do all the tips and still find yourself suffering from allergies, call us today! Our technicians will diagnose the problem and have you allergy-free for months to come.