Seasonal allergies are common in St. George, Utah, and across the United States. These seem to be at their peak in the spring, but did you know that allergies can also strike in the fall? Red Rock Clean Air can help you stay healthier through fall allergy season.
Where Do Allergies Come From?
Most people are aware that spring allergies are usually triggered by pollen — pollen from trees, grass and flowers. But in the fall, grass and flowers are dying, and trees are entering their dormant stage. So why do you suffer from allergy symptoms in autumn?
Fall allergies are usually triggered by exposure to mold and ragweed. When fallen leaves get wet in the rain, they don’t get a chance to dry. They pile up on top of one another and the days are shorter and cooler, so they tend to stay wet and grow mold. In fact, the smell many people associate with autumn is actually decomposing leaves.
Therefore, people with mold allergies suffer more in the fall.
But pollen contributes to fall allergies as well. Even though most plants are not blooming in fall, ragweed is still actively shedding pollen through October.
Air Duct Cleaning in St. George
You can stay indoors to avoid the mold and the pollen, but is that enough? Frequently, the answer is no. But our experts at Red Rock Clean Air have some advice for you.
First, see if it’s time to change the air filter on your HVAC system. A filter that’s already clogged with pollen and debris isn’t doing you any favors. Also consider getting an electrostatic filter from Red Rock Clean Air. These filters trap many more particles than ordinary filters, and they never need to be replaced, only cleaned.
Next, call Red Rock Clean Air for air duct cleaning. If you haven’t had your air ducts cleaned in a year or more, they are likely full of dust, dirt and other allergens. You’ll quickly notice how much easier it is to breathe after they are cleaned.
You may also want to get a UV air purifier installed. These devices are housed in your HVAC system and work to kill pathogens such as viruses, bacteria, mold spores, pollen and more — before they even enter your home. UV air purifiers are great for St. George residents with asthma, COPD, emphysema and other breathing difficulties as well.
Red Rock Clean Air Keeps You Healthy
Call Red Rock Clean Air for the services you need to combat fall allergies. Don’t suffer with itchy, watery eyes, a scratchy throat, a runny nose, congestion and the exhaustion that comes with it. Make an appointment today.