Spring is still a few days away, but residents in Duluth and Lawrenceville, Georgia, have already experienced milder temperatures. And when the temperatures become warmer, there’s an increase in the various types of pollen in the air. Here’s what you need to know about how to avoid severe springtime allergies by improving your indoor air quality:

Most Common Allergens to Watch for in Duluth

If you’re experiencing a runny noise, itchy eyes, coughing or fatigue, you might be suffering from severe springtime allergies. Before taking action, it’s important to know which allergens are common in Duluth and Lawrenceville:

  • Ragweed pollen
  • Grass pollen
  • Tree pollen*
  • Dust and dander
  • Microbial growth

*These trees currently have the most active pollen counts: juniper, hackberry, cottonwood, elm and elk.

Top Techniques for Reducing Severe Springtime Allergies

To avoid suffering from severe springtime allergies, you first must reduce your exposure to the various types of pollen that trigger them. Follow these top techniques for reducing severe springtime allergies and living a healthier life:

  • Check the local pollen report, and schedule outdoor activities later in the day.
  • Wash all of your bedding and linens in hot water every week.
  • Wash your hair in the shower every night before going to sleep.
  • Keep all of your home’s windows and doors closed to prevent pollutants from entering.
  • Use a filter mask when performing yard work, like mowing the lawn or gardening.

Best IAQ Products for Improving Indoor Air Quality

If you suffer from severe springtime allergies, it’s important to change your HVAC system’s air filter every month. It’s the easiest way to make sure your air isn’t contaminated. You should also consider investing in these products:

  • Air Cleaner and Purifier
  • Energy Recovery Ventilator
  • Dehumidifier
  • Humidifier
  • Ultraviolet Light

Arcadia HVAC offers a number of indoor air quality services and solutions to help you breathe easier and live a healthier life in your home, including the REME HALO in-duct air purifier. Contact us at 770-814-6220 to learn more.

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