When the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) released their annual list of the 100 most challenging places to live with springtime allergies, Sacramento, California, ranked as number 80 for 2019. That reflects a slight change from a rank of 85 in 2018. You may feel like a helpless victim to your runny nose, sneezing and itchy, watery eyes, but there are some things we can do to help you and your loved ones escape the annual allergy attack.
Allergen-Proof Your Environment
The first step to an allergy-free spring is to seal your home so that your indoor air quality doesn’t suffer as the pollen counts rise outdoors. The AAFA recommends keeping all doors and windows closed while using your air conditioner on warm days.
Your air conditioner will work better along with using less energy if you allow our technicians to perform annual maintenance in early spring. We can also help you identify weak spots in your home where outdoor air is penetrating your indoor environment. Sealing cracks and fixing other minor problems can make a big difference in the allergen counts for your indoor environment.
Use Air Purifiers
High-quality air purifiers will eliminate the allergens that do make it into your home environment. You can purchase small purifiers that cover one room or whole-home purifiers that connect your home’s HVAC system. You can’t prevent all allergens from penetrating your home, but you can stop those that do from interfering with your health.
Change Your Air Filters
We do our part to keep your indoor air pure by performing annual tune-ups and maintenance on your HVAC system. You can do your part by changing your air filters regularly. Not only will this help eliminate allergens from your home environment, but it will keep your system at optimal performance. It may also save you some money by making your air conditioner more efficient during allergy season.
To learn more about air purifiers or HVAC maintenance during allergy season, call Ecology Air Innovations at (916) 800-6208.