Fall is allergy season in Ocala, Florida, especially if ragweed and mold make you sneeze. Staying indoors can alleviate your allergies, but you’ll only feel worse if you don’t take a few precautions first. Learn how you can beat fall allergies in Florida and start breathing easier.
Protect Yourself From Pollen
If you or your family members are allergic to ragweed, avoiding pollen is critical. Start by removing ragweed from your yard, and consider hiring a lawn care professional to do the job if your whole family is allergic.
Since you’ll undoubtedly encounter ragweed elsewhere in the area, be sure to keep car windows closed as you drive around town. Remove your shoes as you enter your home to prevent ragweed pollen from entering the air supply, and try to plan outdoor activities in the afternoon when the pollen is easier to handle.
Eliminate Excess Moisture
If you’re allergic to mold, you’ll notice that this greenish or grayish fungus thrives when the weather turns damp and chilly. Outdoors, keep mold at bay by cleaning up and disposing of fallen leaves, grass clippings, and other damp plant matter where mold tends to grow.
Indoors, keep the air conditioner running or install a dehumidifier to keep moisture levels low. At Senica Air Conditioning, Inc., we recommend the Performance Whole-Home Dehumidifier, which can tackle excess moisture throughout your home.
Filter the Air
During allergy season, it’s important to change your HVAC system’s air filter every month. This will do wonders for trapping pollen and mold spores and preventing them from circulating through your home.
If the air filter alone doesn’t do enough, we recommend adding an air purifier to your HVAC system. These devices capture up to 95 percent of contaminants including pollen, mold, pet dander, and airborne pathogens so you can breathe easy.
Whether you’re in the market for a new air conditioner that can handle your family’s needs or air quality components that work with your existing HVAC system, we’re here to help. Call the HVAC professionals at Senica Air Conditioning, Inc. today at 866-881-5935.
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