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Prevent Spring Allergies With These Tips!

Punxsutawney Phil sprung up to no shadow earlier this week. While an early spring is what many of us hope for after a cold winter, allergies are one of the more unwelcome side effects of the season. Common causes of allergies include pollen from trees and grasses such as:

  • Ash

  • Birch

  • Cypress

  • Bermuda grass

  • Bluegrass


Sneezing, congestion, and itchy, watery eyes are all symptoms of spring allergies. There are many ways to treat allergies, such as nasal decongestants and oral medication, but preventing allergies requires more forethought.


How to Prevent Allergies


1. Vacuum Regularly

This task is crucial if you or someone you’re living with has pets. Carpet and area rugs can trap pet dander, dust, pollen, and other pollutants. Foot traffic releases the debris back into your air supply. By vacuuming daily or weekly, you can pick up dirt and dander before they re-enter your air supply.


2. Change Your Air Filter

Your air filter is your home’s last line of defense against dust, pollen, and other debris that could aggravate your respiratory system. Changing your air filter every 30 to 90 days (or once every one to three months) will prevent your air filter from getting too dirty and recycling contaminants back into your air supply.


3. Install Air Quality Products

Your indoor air quality is a huge factor in your family’s overall health. Mold spores, pet dander, dust, and pollen can all aggravate those with breathing difficulties. By installing an air filtration system, you can boost the quality of your home’s air. Filters trap pollutants in your home’s air supply, so you and your loved ones don’t end up breathing them back in.

If you want to improve your indoor air even further, consider installing an air purifier. An electronic air purification system will ionize pollutants. Once these pollutants are ionized, they become trapped on oppositely charged plates for easy removal.


Like any other appliance, an indoor air quality device will need periodic maintenance and even repairs from time to time: anything from changing the filter to upgrading the motor and fixing electrical connections. You need someone that can perform such operations with confidence and care, and you need to be able to feel the difference when they’re done.

In Spring, TX, the experts at Milton Frank Plumbing & Cooling can provide that each and every time: ensuring that your new appliance now only works the way it’s supposed to right off of the bat, but that you can enjoy its benefits for many years to come. Contact our team online or by phone at (281) 645-5905 to schedule an appointment.