Timely Tips for Allergy Sufferers
Springtime can be brutal for people with allergies. If you suffer from allergies, there are a few things you can do to help yourself. Most of them are simple changes you can incorporate into your day. The team at Lancaster Brothers has put together this list to help:
Keep the Windows Closed – In the spring, the air is filled with ragweed, pollen and other allergens floating around freely. Keep them outside. Even if you’re tempted to open the windows on a nice day, don’t. You’ll pay for it for the next week.
Shower at Night – It’s a simple change that will make a big difference. Your hair picks up all kinds of allergens when you are walking around outside. When you lie down at night, you transfer these to your pillow to breathe all night long! Go to bed with clean hair so you don’t make your allergy symptoms worse.
Change Your Filter More Often – It’s easy to forget, but change the filter on your air conditioner at least once a month to help it remove allergens from the air in your home.
Take Your Shoes Off at Home – Just like your hair, your shoes pick up all kinds of allergens and walking around your home with your shoes on transfers them all to your carpet where they remain. Remove your shoes when you get home.
Use the Re-Circulate on Your Vehicle’s Air Conditioner – Setting your air conditioner to recirculate the air in your vehicle instead of letting new air in, will decrease the amount of allergens you are exposed to while driving in your car. Don’t roll the windows down.
Lower the Humidity in Your House – High humidity encourages mold growth. If you lower the humidity level to less than 60%, it will discourage mold growth. You can measure the humidity with a hygrometer that you can buy at a home improvement store.
Pay Attention to the Allergy Reports – If the pollen, ragweed, mold, etc. count is high, limit your outdoor activities that day if possible.
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Our focus on customer satisfaction is what has made us successful for the last 20 years and you can count on Lancaster Brothers to fix your furnace and air conditioner and keep you up to date on the latest advances in heating and cooling. If you need heating and cooling repair in Kansas City, give us a call and you’ll see what we mean. And if you need a new furnace, we will be happy to give you a free estimate on replacing your system with a quality Lennox system. We proudly install Lennox equipment, and there are typically rebates and financing available. Our comfort specialists will be happy to go over all the options.