Fall allergies

Everyone loves Fall, with the arrival of the new month comes cooler temperatures so you can enjoy more time outside. And with that extra time outside and cooler temperatures comes the onslaught of seasonal allergies.

In the Raleigh area, hay fever is very common this time of the year. Hay fever, or seasonal allergies, is caused by pollen or dust. The mucous membranes of the eyes and nose become itchy and inflamed, causing a running nose and watery eyes.

Along with over-the-counter medication, you can battle allergies and keep them at bay in your home by working with Weather Master to improve the quality of your home’s air.

If you suffer from allergies, asthma, hay fever or other breathing difficulties, an air cleaner and purifier can help you breathe a little easier in your home. Air cleaners help reduce dust, pet dander and odors, chemicals and mildew/mold. A precision air filter can filter out more than 95 percent of allergy-aggravating particles.

Other things you can do to help keep allergens out of your home:

  • Shut all windows to keep out pollen
  • Use your air conditioner, rather than a fan (which can draw in air from outside)
  • Make it routine that you, your family and guests remove your shoes at the door to keep allergens outside
  • Use a vacuum cleaner with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter
  • Do not line-dry clothes or sheets outside—they become pollen traps
  • Shower at night before bed to wash away the allergen particles that have collected on you throughout the day
  • Smoking can aggravate allergy symptoms, so if you or someone you live with smokes, it’s a good time to quit

Talk with the experts at Weather Master to see how we can help you breathe easier this allergy season and beyond.