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Many people look forward to spring due to the warm temperatures and blooming flowers, but for those of us who suffer from allergies, this season is a nightmare. Fortunately, relief is available, and it doesn’t have to come from a pharmacy. Use these five tips to minimize your allergy symptoms this spring.

Limit your exposure to pollen.

Pollen is the most common trigger for people with seasonal allergies. Pay attention to your city’s pollen count in the morning, and avoid going outside during peak hours. Use the air conditioner in your house and car to prevent pollen from entering through open windows.

Dust and vacuum regularly.

Your carpeting could be harboring all kinds of allergens such as pollen, dust mites, and animal dander. Dust your house and vacuum your carpets regularly, and implement a strict “no shoes” policy for your family and guests.

Wear sunglasses outside.

Sunglasses aren’t just for looking cool – they can actually provide allergy relief, too. Sporting a pair of shades can block pollen from coming in contact with your eyes, which reduces itchiness and irritation in both your eyes and nose.

Change your air filters.

Your cooling system has an air filter designed to trap airborne particles before they can enter your home. In order for the filter to work, it needs to be periodically cleaned or replaced. Refer to your owner’s manual for instructions specific to your unit.

Clean your air ducts.

The air ducts in your home could be harboring all types of pollutants such as dust, mold, pollen, and chemicals from cigarette smoke. Even worse, these particles can use your ductwork as a transportation system to spread throughout your entire home.

Looking for more ways to beat your allergies? Check out this article from Reader’s Digest.

If you live in Pueblo County, Colorado, don’t trust anyone but Patterson for all of your air quality needs. Our air conditioning tune ups and duct cleaning services are sure to provide you with instant allergy relief. Contact us online or call (719) 544-4922 today to schedule your appointment.

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