Allergies in Southern Texas
Springtime is upon us and along with new life and new beginnings comes allergies. Itchy noses and red eyes may soon be overtaking your household and wreaking havoc on your respiratory system.
People suffer from allergies all across the country, but did you know that allergens can differ from region to region? Us Texans are lucky to have relatively mild falls and winters, meaning the weather often stays ideal enough for plants to thrive year-round. This increases the amount of allergens around us all year long.
Read on to learn more about what is making your nose twitch in San Antonio this season.
The most common culprits of tree allergies in the San Antonio area are cedar, oak, mulberry, ash, and elm. Cedar and oak trees spread their pollen throughout the air from December through the springtime and are sure to cause your system some headaches.
Mold doesn’t just find itself in damp crawl spaces or in poorly cleaned bathrooms — it soars all around us. Dry mold spreads quickly and easily on windy days and moisture loving mold will make itself known in the air after rainstorms.
Weeds and Grass
Ragweed pollen is typically at its worst in the fall, but it’s reach is far. The average ragweed plant can release over 1 billion pieces of pollen each season!
You may have noticed that your sinuses experience a flare up after mowing the lawn. This could be due to certain types of southern grasses which have a higher pollen count. Wearing a face cover while doing lawn chores and showering directly after should help alleviate your symptoms.
Combating Allergies at Home
If you’re a fellow allergy-sufferer, you likely know some of the tricks to keeping symptoms at bay at home. But if this is your first year feeling the affects of the season, here are a few ways to help ease the pain:
- Replace your air filters every 1-3 months.
- Mop and vacuum your floors frequently.
- Dust shelves, ledges, ceiling fans, and other hard to reach surfaces.
- Schedule an HVAC tune-up.
- Use a humidifier.
If you’re looking to give your HVAC system the tune-up it needs to help take on this year’s allergy season, give Air Care & Canyon Lake Air Conditioning a call at (210) 794-6859 today!