Why are Allergies Bad in the Fall?

Why are Allergies Bad in the Fall?

  • October 3, 2016

Because spring is known as the season of growth, many people are accustomed to spring allergy problems but surprised at the severity of fall allergies. However, ragweed pollen is actually not released until August. The pollen can continue to be an issue through the early part of fall, affecting Texas residents well into the month of October. Mold can be another contributing factor for those suffering from allergy symptoms during the fall months. Cooler nights with warm days can promote mold growth, which can affect those with sensitivities. For many, there may be a great interest in mitigating these issues through home maintenance and improvements.

Air Sealing and Fall Allergies

Your filtration system could help in minimizing exposure to mold and ragweed pollen. It is difficult to control your outdoor exposure to allergens without limiting your time outside. However, pollen and mold can infiltrate your home through cracks in window frames, open spaces underneath doors, hitching a ride on your clothes and shoes, making preventive measures a must. Thorough air sealing can help to minimize the infiltration of these pollutants. It can also help in reducing energy loss, which can contribute to savings on your utility bills.

Efficient Filtration

Your air filter should be changed frequently during the cooling season. This promotes effective and affordable home comfort management. You can install an air purifier to address more serious needs, which can ensure more frequent cycling of your air supply through the system. Some of the most advanced units promote better respiratory health throughout the year as they trap and kill biological materials like viruses and bacteria.

Consistent HVAC Support

At Webb’s Electric, Heating, & Air Conditioning, we recommend seasonal HVAC maintenance to ensure that your equipment is clean and ready for action. A clean system is more likely to promote a healthy indoor environment. We also offer indoor air quality services to ensure that the air circulating in your home is healthy. You can learn more about our indoor air evaluations and solutions online, or you can call our office at 903-200-4584 to discuss your needs with an HVAC expert.