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How to Beat Georgia’s Pollen Season

Posted 02-17-15 in Air Conditioning

It’s that time of the year again—pollen season.

If you’ve got allergies, you’re probably already lamenting the puffy eyes, sneezing and headaches you’ll be having for the next few months.

But you don’t have to be miserable—if you pay attention to these 5 tips.

See an allergist for help

Are the OTC antihistamines in your medicine cabinet not cutting it for allergy relief?

See an allergist who can find precisely what you’re allergic to and get you the prescriptions you need to get relief. 

Avoid going outside when pollen count is high

Some days are worse for allergy sufferers than others because there’s more pollen in the air. The amount of pollen in the air is measured by the “pollen count.”

As a rule of thumb, pollen count is higher on warm, sunny days and lower on cloudy, rainy, stormy days.

Download an app that can give you pollen count alerts so you know when you can go outside without fear. 

Wear a face mask when working outside

OK, let’s say the pollen count is high, but you absolutely have to work outside (mow the grass, wash the car, trim bushes. etc).

What now?

Buy a disposable paper mask or a long-lasting “respirator mask” with a HEPA filter.

Keep pollen out of your home

  • Leave your shoe at the door so you don’t track pollen in
  • Shower at night to get pollen out of your hair and of your skin
  • Brush and wash your pets frequently to keep pollen out of their fur

Keep your air clean with an air purifier

To minimize allergens circulating throughout your home's air, have an air purifier installed in your ductwork.

A high-quality air purifier, like the Carrier Infinity Series Air Purifier, can filter out 95% of particles out of the air, including pollen.

Air purifiers are not only helpful during pollen season, but all year round for those with allergies and asthma issues.

Coolray is your Atlanta-area home comfort expert with specialists in heating, air conditioning, air quality and plumbing. Have more questions? We’d be happy to help – just contact us online.

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