At DTC Texas, we sell and install indoor air quality products that help you breathe easier. Learn the causes and symptoms of spring allergies and how to fight them with help from our informative, experienced technicians.
Symptoms of Seasonal Allergies
Don’t confuse allergies with common cold and flu symptoms. If you experience one or more of the following symptoms, see a doctor and consider indoor air quality services to remove allergens from your home:
- Itchy eyes and throat
- Stuffy nose that doesn’t clear up
- Sinus pressure and headaches
- Ear infection
- Sneezing, runny nose
- Watery eyes
- Coughing or wheezing
Common Spring Allergies in Texas
Spring allergies can get brutal in Georgetown and the surrounding areas. Here are some of the most common causes:
- Ragweed Pollen: Ragwood plants produce millions of pollen grains. They float on the wind, sometimes settling hundreds of miles away. They have no problem infiltrating your unprotected HVAC system.
- Cedar Tree Pollen: These lovely trees release pollen throughout the winter that can travel all over Texas. If you unknowingly bring cedar tree pollen into your home this spring, it can cause significant allergic reactions to those susceptible to “cedar fever.” It causes inflammation, resulting in fevers, sore throats, red eyes, fatigue, and sneezing. If you have this allergy, taking proactive steps to improve your indoor air quality is a must.
- Grass Pollen: If you have a lawn, you’ve definitely got grass pollen blowing around in the spring, starting in early March. Bermuda, Ryegrass, and Timothy grass are some of the most common culprits of spring allergy symptoms.
- Mold: Mold is around all year long. However, many mold spore counts increase in the spring and enter your body when you breathe them in. Congestion, watery eyes, dry skin, and a runny nose may indicate that you have a mold allergy.
To combat these and other spring allergens in your home, consider the following Georgetown indoor air quality solution.
The Best Air Purifier for Your Georgetown Home
Small plug-in air purifiers only treat the immediate surrounding area. To avoid running multiple purifiers, consider an air purifier located directly in your HVAC system. Your AC or heater pulls in air from outside several times a day. By cleaning air at the source, you can send clean air free of allergens flowing through your vents and throughout your home.
Following many years of experience and experimentation, we recommend the MicroPure Air Purifier by Dustfree. This powerful product uses ionic oxidation to change the charge of molecules containing allergens and other contaminants. Then, germicidal UV light sanitizes the air, leaving you with better indoor air quality, clearer eyes, and fewer allergy symptoms to make you miserable. We can mount it in your HVAC system to act as a shield against allergens and other contaminants.
Air Filtration Systems
MERV air filter ratings indicate their effectiveness in removing small particulates from the air.
Higher MERV ratings mean a better filter to catch all that spring pollen! Let us help you find the right filter for your household needs.
Contact us today to find out more about Georgetown indoor air quality solutions, including testing to find out what’s in your air. Ask about our flexible financing plans available to customers upon approved credit.