From cooler weather to pumpkin-spiced everything, there are tons of things to love about the fall. And cooler temperatures mean most of us will be spending an ample amount of time outdoors. Even though the weather will be wonderful, time spent outdoors creates a greater risk of coming in contact with an allergy, like fall hay fever.
Here at Champion AC, we know how miserable this time of year can be once your allergies start kicking in. Here are some reasons why your allergies might be getting worse as the fall and winter approach.
If you suffer from allergies, you’re not alone. One in five people in the United States suffer from seasonal allergies. In most parts of the world, allergies are a spring season issue. But those of us in the south know that fall allergies can be particularly miserable.
Allergies have been at their worst in a while because of a drastic change in weather this summer in the south. The floods, rain and climbing heat has caused an uproar in allergy-related illnesses. And since allergies vary by season, it’s important to know which allergens you are more likely to encounter with the next change of season.
Autumn means weed season and ragweed is the number one culprit for fall allergies. Fall can trigger asthma, eczema and pink eye. These allergens easily travel through the air, making it almost impossible to escape.
These allergens are also easily inhaled and will sneak up on you at any given time during the cooler seasons. Ragweed lasts all throughout the autumn and ceases at the first frost of winter but since Texas doesn’t see cold weather that often, these allergens can continue into the winter and spring seasons.
The air can get humid down here in San Antonio. Unfortunately, molds and fungus tend to thrive in this kind of environment. Molds are one of the highest causes of fall allergies. Like ragweed, they can irritate your allergies all the way up until the first freeze. And if they are in your home, they can last even longer. If you want to reduce the mold in your home, contact Champion AC about options to reduce the humidity in your home.
Poor Indoor Air Quality
It’s important to make sure that your indoor air quality is at the highest standard. Poor indoor air quality can lead to allergy symptoms like a runny nose, cough, sneezing and itchy eyes. To avoid unhealthy air quality, regularly check and change your air filters.
Dust, mold and other allergens can build up in your filters and enter back into your home if the filter gets too clogged. This can cause an outbreak of allergy issues at any time of year but especially in the fall when we begin to turn on our home heating systems.
If you want to make sure that your indoor air quality is as pure as it can be, then it’s time to contact Champion AC. Whether you need an AC tune-up, an air purifier installed, or an electrical repair, we are ready to help you with all of your electrical and air conditioning needs.
If you are located in the San Antonio area, contact us today!