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5 Tips for Fighting Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal allergies can be bothersome and annoying and, unfortunately, they affect many of us.  During the spring and summer months seasonal allergies can make going outside miserable, but these allergy symptoms don’t always disappear indoors. Here are a few tips for how to improve your indoor air quality and minimize the sneezing and sniffling while inside your own home.

Use an Air Purifier

Investing in an air purifier, such as the Bryant Perfect Air purifier, is a simple and low maintenance way to decrease your allergy symptoms indoors.   These air purifiers are located within your ductwork and can capture common allergy triggers like pollen and mold and clean up your home’s air.

Try a UV Germicidal Light

Like an air purifier, UV lights or lamps are installed in your heating and cooling system and they ‘zap’ things like bacteria and mold that are circulating throughout your own home.

Change or Clean your Furnace Filter

It is important to change a furnace filter for many reasons, but one reason is to improve your indoor air quality. Remember, if you have a forced air heating and cooling system, your air conditioner and furnace share a filter, so do not forget to change or clean your filter in the spring and summer months!  Whether you change or clean the filter will depend on what type of filter you have.

Keep Windows Closed

It is hard to imagine closing windows on a beautiful day, but an open window allows that pesky pollen to fly right in to your home.  So close them up and avoid leaving the door open as well.

Wash Your Hair

Oftentimes pollen can get stuck in your hair.  Therefore, try washing your hair before going to bed to avoid allergy symptoms while sleeping.

For more information about seasonal allergies, check out this article from Fitness Magazine, “5 Seasonal Allergy Remedies,” where some of this information came from.

Also, if you would like to learn more about air purifiers, UV lights, or other ways to improve your home’s indoor air quality, contact FLAME!

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