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Tahoe Clean Air Helps You Keep Fall Allergies at Bay

October 13th, 2020 | seoteam
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Springtime allergies are notorious for making people sick in Tahoe and across the U.S. Itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, congestion, scratchy throat — all are telltale signs of spring allergies. But did you know that many people get allergy symptoms in the fall as well? The experts at Tahoe Clean Air can tell you why, and what you can do about it.

Spring and Fall Allergies

Most allergies in the spring are triggered by pollen produced by trees, grass, flowers and other plants. The wind picks up the pollen and deposits it in our hair, on our clothes and inside our homes. But plants are dying or entering dormancy in the fall, so why do we get allergy symptoms then?

The symptoms we suffer in the fall are triggered mostly by mold and ragweed.

Trees shed their leaves, which pile up on the ground. When it rains and they get wet, they have little opportunity to dry, due to the shorter days and cooler temperatures, so they stay wet and eventually start to grow mold. In fact, the “smell of fall” is really leaves decomposing.

Further, ragweed continues to produce pollen through October, so we’re still combating this allergen.

You can stay inside to avoid the mold spores and pollen. But is it enough?

Air Duct Cleaning in Tahoe

Unfortunately, frequently it’s not. But Tahoe Clean Air can tell you what you can do to make your home safer against these invading contaminants.

First, check your air filter. If you haven’t changed it in a month or longer, it may be choked with pollen and mold spores, which blow around your home every time the HVAC comes on. If you have asthma, COPD, emphysema or another breathing disorder, you may want to get an electrostatic filter from Tahoe Clean Air. These filters are much better at preventing particles from entering your home than regular filters, and you never need to replace them — only wash them periodically.

Another action you can take to help control allergy symptoms is to schedule air duct cleaning with Tahoe Clean Air. If your air ducts haven’t been cleaned in a year or more, they are full of dust, dirt and other contaminants, all of which get into your home when your heat or A/C comes on.

You can also opt to have a UV air purifier installed. We install these devices right in your HVAC system, and they work to kill pathogens such as mold spores, viruses, bacteria, pollen and more. These help with fall allergies, but they also work to keep you safe year-round.

Depend on Tahoe Clean Air

As the weather cools down, we enter a period in which we all stay indoors more — this year more than ever. Do everything you can to make sure your indoor air is clean and safe. Call Tahoe Air today and schedule a service.

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