Allergy season in Mississippi is upon us. That means it’s time to brush up on indoor air quality knowledge. Our Channell Heating & Cooling team wants to ensure all our neighbors know how to fight spring allergies in your home. Continue reading to learn some of the best ways to prevent allergies from entering your home.
Most Common Allergies in Mississippi
One of the first steps in preventing allergies is knowing our state’s top allergens during the spring. According to Mississippi Asthma and Allergy Clinic, the top season allergies are:
- Burning bush
If you are extremely sensitive to allergies, it may be good to check your local news station to see which allergen is most abundant in the air that day. Checking the outdoor air quality is an easy step to preventing yourself from getting allergies. The next step is checking your indoor air quality (IAQ).
Indoor Air Quality Testing
Testing your indoor air quality can be tricky to do DIY. IAQ testing requires specific equipment that you can find at some stores, but this task is best left to the professionals. Our Channell Heating & Cooling team of professionals is just a call away for your IAQ services.
If you are not ready to schedule an IAQ testing service, our following recommendation is to see if you are showing any symptoms of allergies. Allergy symptoms will also indicate if you have poor IAQ in your home. A few allergy symptoms include:
- Headaches and nausea
- Worsening asthma and other respiratory problems
- Shortness of breath
- Sneezing and coughing, or generally congestion build-up
- Memory loss, dizziness and fatigue
- Eye, skin, nose and throat irritation
If you or anyone in your home is experiencing these symptoms, the issue may be poor IAQ. For all indoor air quality services, give our team a call today.
How to Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality
There are a few ways to prevent allergens from invading your home. These tips will not 100% ensure they stay out, but will help prevent them from causing health issues for you and your family.
Change Your AC Filter
We recommend a change to your air filter for at least one month. If you have pets in your home, you may need to change your filters more often. Some allergen-grade filters filter more common allergies.
Keep Your Home Clean
Common allergens love to make your rugs and carpets their homes. Ensure you are cleaning these areas to ensure no significant dust build-up. We recommend dusting all surfaces and vents in your home.
Control the Humidity in Your Home
Dust mites, mold and mildew thrive in humid, moist conditions. By reducing the amount of moisture in your home, you can reduce the number of common allergens. Many HVAC units are made to help control the humidity in your home.
We want to ensure that our Hazelhurst, Mississippi residents, and neighbors are well equipped to fight against this spring’s allergies. If you are curious about our indoor air quality services or are interested in scheduling a test, call us today!