You’ve already had your flu shot, so those sniffles, coughs and sneezes can only mean one thing – mountain cedar is back in San Antonio. We just turned the calendar on December, but mountain cedar is already showing up on the allergy reports. If you keep up with our blogs, you know that mountain cedar is an old nemesis of ours. As usual, we have a few tips to help alleviate the irritating symptoms of a mountain cedar allergy.
Step One: Make sure your air filter is clean. A dirty air filter can’t trap the airborne allergens that enter your home. Without proper filtration, your home won’t provide the needed escape from the allergens outdoors. For extra relief, make sure that you’re using a high-quality filter. The MERV rating should be in the 9-12 range.
Step Two: Keep those doors and windows closed! The crisp air may make you want to throw open your windows, but the following sneezing fit should convince you to keep them closed. Minimize trips in and out and make sure to close every door behind you.
Step Three: For extreme allergy sufferers, consider having a UV Light System installed in your HVAC unit. Champion AC installs Guardian Air Systems that kill 99% of bacteria, mold and viruses in your air.
Ben is a retired Combat Controller with the United States Air Force. He started Champion AC in 2007. Ben is originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is happily married and an avid fan of the San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Saints.