Fact: no one enjoys having allergies. Whether you have seasonal or indoor allergies, nothing is comforting about either. And while it’s a common belief that allergies only exist in the springtime, there are other months where they make their presence known — such as the summertime. So, are the rumors true? Are there really summer allergies?
Are Summer Allergies Real?
The answer is yes; summertime allergies are real. Just like their spring counterpart, summer allergies strike when you least expect it and can take a toll on your health just like when the first batch of pollen dwindles in the spring air. Of course, some of the most common signs of summer allergies are, but are not limited to:
Dark circles under your eyes.
Swelling of the face.
Coughing, sneezing, and red, itchy eyes.
Now, if you’re looking to cut back on your summer allergies (or any seasonal allergies), there are a few simple ways that you can do that.
Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned
One of the best ways to help reduce the presence of allergens is to have your air ducts cleaned. Over time, your ducts can harvest some pretty undesirable airborne allergens, which cling to the walls and linger around longer than you think. A professional duct cleaning will be able to help remove any debris and help improve the air quality in your home.
Replace Your Air Filter
It’s important to know when the last time you replaced your air filter was. On average, filters should be in a unit for no more than two months at a time — unless they’re washable, then you should clean them within two months. Since air filters also help your HVAC unit run efficiently, there’s even more of an incentive to replace/clean it much more frequently (think of how it can help cut back on your energy bills)!
Are You Looking to Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality?
At Mitch Wright Plumbing, Heating & Air, we are here for all of your indoor air quality, cooling, heating, and plumbing needs, which is why we happen to offer 24/7 emergency services. For more information on the services we provide, visit us on the web or give us a call at (662) 269-0851.