How to Stop Allergens From Making You Feel Sick

The springtime temperatures in Denver, North Carolina, are starting to warm up. As a result, allergy counts are climbing to their highest levels of the season. Some of the most prevalent allergens in the area are birch, juniper and oak. If you suffer from allergies, read on to find out how to stop allergens from making you feel sick and ruining your spring.

Wash Your Hands and Face Habitually

You should already be washing your hands and face habitually to avoid getting sick. But if you aren’t, now’s the time to start. Every time you step inside your home from outside, take a few minutes to wash your hands and face to remove pollen. Remember to also change and wash your clothes, too, to avoid pollen from sneaking inside your home.

Close Your Windows and Doors

Letting fresh cool air breeze through your home feels good. But while the warmer temperatures may tempt you to keep your windows and doors open, it isn’t a smart idea if you suffer from allergies. Set your air conditioner to re-circulate the air in your home, which will help avoid drawing in outdoor air filled with pollen.

Avoid Outdoor Activities in the Morning

Are you a morning jogger? While the cool morning temperatures might tempt you to take an early run before work, forgo this activity if you suffer from allergies. Allergy sufferers should avoid being outside on mornings that are warm and dry, especially if they’re windy. The best time for outdoor activities is immediately after a heavy rainfall.

Install an Air Cleaner in Your Home

There are a number of HVAC devices that can help you clean the air inside your home, including the Trane CleanEffects™ Air Cleaner. This innovative device operates to remove up to 99.98% of airborne particles in your home’s air, which includes allergens. It can transform your home from a polluted to a healthier environment.

Are springtime allergens attacking your health and home? With the right strategy, you can ease allergy symptoms once and for all. Contact Lakeside Heating & Air Conditioning at (704) 285-1070 to learn more.

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