Spring is prime season for allergens in Houston, Texas. If you suffer from those telltale itchy eyes and runny nose, it’s important to be careful of allergens in the home. Take smart steps to keep irritants out of the house, so you can breathe easy this spring.

Maintain Your HVAC System

Your heating and cooling system is a powerful line of defense against allergens and irritants. Make sure your air conditioner is prepared for the challenges of spring by scheduling your annual tuneup early in the season. During this visit, our technicians will thoroughly clean the unit to make sure it’s free from dust mites, pollen, and other pollutants.

Your tuneup will come with a filter change, but you need to keep up with this DIY maintenance yourself throughout the season. If you’re suffering from severe allergies, change your filter monthly.

Keep Humidity Levels Low

Late spring and early summer are rainier than the rest of the year in Houston. Make sure you have moisture under control. If your home feels persistently damp, consider installing a whole-home dehumidifier. If moisture is left unchecked, it can contribute to mold and mildew in the home, which are prime irritants for allergy sufferers.

Know When to Stay In

If you suffer from serious allergies, you should plan your time outside mindfully. The best time for a stroll is just after a rain shower, when pollen levels are lowest. Avoid tasks such as lawn mowing, which just stir up irritants. Wear a pollen mask for gardening or other jobs you take on outdoors. When you come in, leave coats and shoes by the door to avoid tracking irritants throughout the house.

With the right preventive measures, you can minimize your allergy symptoms this spring. If you haven’t had your air conditioner tuned up in the last year, it’s time to schedule your visit. Call Maxx A/C & Heating at (281) 338-2653 to book your seasonal maintenance for healthier springtime air.

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