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Common Allergies In Your Home During Winter

March 31, 2022 | Blog

Common Allergies In Your Home During Winter

Many cities around the country claim to be the “allergy capital” due to the intense presence of allergens in the air. As any true Texan knows, we actually do have some of the worst seasonal allergies in the nation here in Central Texas. Ranked in the top 5 worst allergy cities in the U.S., the Austin community can struggle to handle the overload of allergens in our air.

Service Wizard is very familiar with Texas allergy symptoms. In fact, we treat allergens and indoor air quality issues in Central Texas all year long. If you want to know what pollens and allergens are plaguing the area and how to combat the debilitating effects, keep reading! An air quality test might change your life this year!

Texas Winter Allergies

Unlike other cities and states, Central Texas has three unique allergy seasons that often overlap — we just can’t get a break before the next season flares up! This means that your home is vulnerable to concentrated amounts of air contaminants. Many people are familiar with the summer and spring allergies:

  • Ragweed
  • Oak
  • Ash
  • Elm
  • Pecan
  • Grasses

When the growing season begins, these plants come out in full force with their pollens. With breezes spreading seeds and allergens through the air, the warmer months can be tough for allergy-prone residents — and we have quite a few warmer months!

However, did you know that we also have a third allergy season that exclusively runs in the winter months between December and February? The infamous Mountain Cedar is the villain of our area during this time. Some residents can’t even leave their homes when cedar pollen counts are high, having to miss work or school just to remain healthy.

With symptoms like coughing, sneezing, watery and itchy eyes and other respiratory irritation, allergy sufferers aren’t safe anywhere — even your own homes!

Indoor Air Quality Solutions For Allergies

If you’re hoping to reduce the effects of winter allergies this year, consider an IAQ solution. Service Wizard has a number of filters and purifiers that help reduce the number of allergens that circulate in your air. With a stronger filter or targeted purification system, your allergies might not be as insufferable throughout the winter months. All you have to do is schedule an air quality test with our specialists. Then, we can report back to you what is actually in your air and come up with a custom solution for your home.

DIY Allergen Reduction

If you start forming other simple habits around the home, you can also contribute to cleaner air inside. For example, cleaning frequently is extremely important to remove allergens from surfaces like furniture, carpets, curtains and clothes. If you have pets, groom them often and be aware of what they bring in on their fur and feet. Speaking of feet, try removing your shoes before you come inside!

Most importantly, check your air filters frequently to promote optimal air health.

Do You Need Air Quality Help?

Service Wizard is the team you need to defend your home from Texas’ notorious allergies. We spend a lot of time in our homes, and that means that every breath you take should be healthy for your lungs. Stop suffering from allergy symptoms you can’t control! If you’re ready to breathe deeper and fight allergies with everything you have, give us a call!

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