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Wondering why you're constantly reaching for tissues at home or work?

It may be because of an unfiltered HVAC unit

12.9.19

Where do allergies come from?

Allergies are basically unavoidable. They can be triggered from all sorts of objects such as pets and dust. Common indoor allergens are caused by mold spores, pollen, fabrics, and different types of bugs like cockroaches (gross, I know). If you see that your allergies are worse in the morning or nighttime, it may be due to dust mites lurking in your bedding.

The reason you have allergies is because your body sees these objects as a threat, causing an immune response to protect itself. It is possible that your body can get over an allergy. You could have been born with allergies, as well. Also, you can develop new allergies overtime. Can’t tell if it is a cold or an allergy? Cold or flu-like symptoms last approximately 7-10 days, whereas allergies come and go as they please.

How can I prevent allergies?

If you have a major allergy, keep an epi-pen with you at all times. Unsure what is causing your allergy symptoms? Keep a diary. That way every time you have a flare up, you can potentially narrow down what the triggers are. 

If you’re allergic to pollen, limit your time outside in fall and spring. Allergic to pet dander? There are two choices. First, don’t pet them! I know, it’s very difficult to keep your hands to yourself when a fluffy puppy is rubbing against you, but don’t do it. Otherwise, if you can’t resist the snuggles, build up your tolerance. The first few times of being around an animal will turn you into a snot monster. Stick with training your body and soon enough, those negative symptoms will go away.

How can All American help with allergies?

In many cases, we see air filters collecting dust and pollen, leaving you confused as to why you keep sneezing. Getting that filter cleaned or replaced is the best bet to filling your space with clean air. Air purifiers are a great solution to look into if you have bad asthma or allergies in your home or business.

Humidity also plays a large part in triggering allergies. If you look into getting a system that keeps those humidity levels in check, it can help both allergy and non-allergy sufferers breathe better.

Energy Savings Agreements are the #1 way to keep allergy triggers out of your space. By staying up-to-date on regular maintenance from our team, we will ensure a clean and successful running system. It also saves you a lot of money, too. All American strives to keep your home and business as comfortable as possible. Let us help you keep allergies out and clean air in. Give us a call!

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