During pollen season, residents in Mount Pleasant, Texas, deal with severe springtime allergies. Symptoms can range from having a small sniffle to feeling like you have a full-blown cold. Learning to avoid the worst of the allergens can help relieve the discomfort. Here are three ways to go about avoiding allergens to reduce your springtime allergies.

Schedule Duct Cleaning

Debris like pollen and other irritants can build up in your ductwork over time, especially if there are lots of plants or trees around your HVAC system’s outdoor unit. Professional duct cleaning helps remove the bulk of these potentially problematic contaminants.

Without cleaning, the contaminants in the ductwork can circulate inside the home, settling into fabrics and furniture. As a result, it can worsen allergies. A professional duct cleaning coupled with a deep home clean can make a huge difference.

Change the Air Filter

Your filter acts as a major defense against allergens and other undesirable debris. Changing it is an important part of your regular home maintenance routine to make sure that it isn’t clogged and forcing your HVAC system to work harder than it needs. During allergen season, it’s even more important to change it regularly to avoid particles slipping through. Aim to change yours very month during allergy season.

Install an Air Purifier

Air purifiers are a great extra step toward cleaning your air and reducing the level of allergens you’re exposed to. You can use purifiers can anywhere in your home so long as you have access to an outlet. They’re very quiet and subtle pieces of equipment. If you have family members with sensitive lungs, they can make a huge difference in their comfort level during allergy season.

If you’re concerned about the amount of allergens in your home, contact Wood AC today at 903-285-6550. We offer a range of indoor air quality solutions that can help you breathe easier inside your home this spring and summer.

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