Spring is finally here, but it brings with it problems for many allergy sufferers. Seasonal allergies or hay fever are an immune response to pollen and mold. Your immune system sees these allergens as a threat and then an allergic reaction happens. Histamine is produced by antibodies to fight off the allergens. This causes many of the symptoms of allergies, such as a runny nose or sneezing.
Seasonal allergies are often caused by grass or tree pollen in the spring. In Ohio, we usually get tree pollen bloom in early March. Grass pollen is common in late spring and generally lasts until July.
The nice spring weather may make you want to go outside or throw open your windows, but if you have spring allergies, monitor the pollen count. The higher the count, the worse your allergies will be. The National Allergy Bureau of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology is a good place to check.
If you suffer from hay fever, besides consulting a healthcare professional, you may want to consider adding a whole-house air purifier to your HVAC system. A whole-home air purifier treats 100% of the air flowing through your system before it circulates, to remove bacteria, viruses, pollen and mold from the air.
As we are all spending more time in our homes, improving the quality of your indoor air is essential. Ohio Heating & Air Conditioning is a company that is not only a leader in heating and air conditioning systems but in providing our customers the highest quality of indoor air. Our indoor air quality experts can diagnose and help you solve any indoor air quality issues you may have.