Kansas City Clean Air Protects You from Fall AllergiesOctober 13th, 2020 | seoteam
Spring is notorious for causing allergy symptoms for residents of St. Joseph and people living throughout the U.S. But did you know that fall is can also cause allergic reactions? We’ll tell you how, and what you can do to limit the effects of the changing seasons on your respiratory system.
Pollen + Mold = Allergic Rhinitis
Allergies to substances common in the spring — especially pollen — wreak havoc on allergy and asthma sufferers everywhere. So why should fall do the same? There’s not a lot of tree, grass and weed pollen floating around in the fall, sticking to our clothes, our cars and coming through our open windows.
The answer is that fall affects a different type of allergy sufferer — those allergic to mold and ragweed.
When leaves fall and pile up on the ground, then get wet in the rain, they start to grow mold. It’s dark inside the pile of leaves, days are shorter and cooler, and they don’t have a chance to dry out. That “fall smell” that people claim to love is actually rotting leaves.
And the pollen isn’t entirely gone from the air in fall either. Ragweed is active through October, so many allergy sufferers have to contend with ragweed pollen as well.
The best you can do is stay indoors. But is that enough?
Air Duct Cleaning in St. Joseph
When you’re allergic to mold and pollen, being inside in the fall is better than being outside. But your HVAC system still draws air from the outside to heat your home, and the airborne spores are part of it.
What can you do? One important step to take is to make sure your air filter for your HVAC system is clean. This filter can trap many of these particles and leave your air cleaner. Ask Kansas City Clean Air about our special electrostatic filters that trap even more contaminants.
Another action you can take is to call our team to schedule air duct cleaning. You will quickly see that getting all the built-up dirt, dust and debris out of your vents significantly helps mitigate your symptoms.
You can also improve your health — and the health of your family members — by having Kansas City Clean Air install a UV air purifier in your HVAC system. These devices kill pathogens — including mold spores, viruses, bacteria, pollen and more — before they ever have a chance to enter your home.
Kansas City Clean Air Keeps You Healthy
If you have itchy watery eyes, sneezing, a stuffy nose, congestion, a scratchy throat or other allergy symptoms, take back your health and contact Kansas City Clean Air. We will schedule services for you right away, and you’ll soon find you’re breathing easier.