There are a lot of things to love about autumn in Harford County, but ragweed allergies is not one of them. Ragweed season runs from late August through mid-October and causes allergy symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose and headaches. Unfortunately there’s nothing you can do to prevent ragweed pollen from blowing through the air, but there are ways to reduce your exposure to it.
- Stay inside when pollen counts are high, which is on warm, dry days between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
- Tell everyone in your household to take off shoes at the door to prevent pollen from being tracked through the house.
- If you’ve been out during peak hours, head straight to the shower to wash off and put clean clothes on.
- See an allergist for recommendations on antihistamines, decongestants, or allergy shots.
- Keep windows closed and run the air conditioning instead.
- Change the air filter in your furnace and air conditioner. This is the time of year when you could be cooling your house one day and heating it the next. Be sure you have a clean filter so it can trap any pollen that floats into your home. A MERV rating of 11 will help with moderate allergies, while a MERV rating of 13 will help with severe allergies.
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Our knowledgeable HVAC technicians would be happy to tell you how advanced air cleaning systems like MicroPower Guard® can remove the smallest allergen particles from the air, while duct cleaning service and general HVAC maintenance can also remove dust and mold from your home. You don’t have to sneeze and sniffle through fall. Just call the HVAC technicians at One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning in Bel Air today!