Nip Allergies in the Bud with 3 Different Strategies


Posted: May 10, 2018

It’s not fair! We just got through one of the coldest winters in years, not to mention a severe flu season. Isn’t it about time we had some fun? But for the estimated 50 million Americans who suffer with seasonal allergies, there is another mountain to climb–pollen, it seems, is really something to sneeze at.

To help out, we’ve put together three different strategies to cope with allergy suffering during the warm weather months.

Minimize exposure to allergy triggers

  • Limit your time outdoors on dry, windy days.
  • Delegate gardening chores that stir up allergens.
  • Remove and clean clothing that you’ve worn outdoors.
  • After spending time outside, shower to rinse pollen from your skin and hair.
  • Don’t hang laundry to dry outside — pollen can stick to sheets and towels.

Take further precautions when pollen counts are high

  • If high pollen counts are forecast, take allergy medications before your symptoms start.
  • Close doors and windows at night, or when pollen counts are high.
  • Minimize outdoor activity in the early morning, when pollen counts are highest.

Keep indoor air clean

  • Use air conditioning in your house and car.
  • Get regular maintenance for your cooling equipment, which will include a filter change. After that, check your air filter about every month or so during the spring and summer. Change or clean as needed.
  • Clean floors often with a vacuum cleaner that has a HEPA filter.
  • Use a dehumidifier to remove excess moisture from your indoor air.
  • Consider adding a whole house indoor air quality system such as an air cleaner or UV light.

Keep your allergy-suffering at bay this season with indoor air quality solutions from Wilson Oil and Propane. Read more here and then contact us to set up an appointment with one of our IAQ experts.