Some people wouldn’t know an allergy if it hit them in the nose or mouth – because they’ve never had one to worry about. Others deal with allergy or asthma related problems all year long, get the medical help they need, and hope that one day they’ll wake up and, magically, all those problems will be gone.

Then there’s a third group of people – the type who suffer from seasonal allergies and live in abject fear of the calendar turning over to September or October. Sound familiar? Then this blog is for you.

Here’s a look at a few of the more common fall allergies.

Hay Fever

News flash: hay fever has nothing to do with hay. It’s simply a term used to describe the symptoms of late summer allergies. Ragweed, a common cause of hay fever, usually begins to pollinate in mid-August and can continue to be a force of misery until the first hard freeze. Other causes of hay fever include pet hair, trees, weeds, and mold spores.

Indian Summer

The longer the weather remains warm, the more allergy and asthma sufferers are likely to struggle. So, when summer hangs around longer than you might like, you remain prone to allergies brought on by certain fruits and vegetables, especially when eaten raw. Common symptoms include tingling lips, swelling of the mouth, or a starchy throat.

Raking Leaves

Raking leaves and other outdoor lawn and shrub care can send pollen and mold flying into the air to add to your allergy woes. If you must rake, get yourself a good allergy mask. Or a good lawn care person or company – even better when your budget allows.

Dust Mites

Dust mites are common indoor allergens that live and multiply in warm, humid places. During the summer months they tend to congregate in air ducts. So, when you finally get around to turning on the heat, be sure to first do a thorough cleaning to avoid spreading dust all over.

Zach Heating & Colling offers two products that can bring about substantial relief – one of them throughout the year, and the other, seasonally. For year-round relief, contact us about a whole-house air filtration system. One equipped with a HEPA filter and installed in your air ducts will trap 99%+ of allergens and other air pollutants when your heating or cooling fan is engaged.

For cold-weather seasonal relief, a whole-house humidifier is another great way to say “ahh” vs. “ah-choo!” With a whole-house humidifier from Zach Heating & Cooling, you’ll enjoy added comfort and ongoing relief from dry hair, itchy skin, static shock, upper respiratory ailments and more.

Our suggestion? Stop dreading time spent inside your home – fall or any other time of year – with help from Zach Heating & Cooling. Contact us today for a free system proposal or to schedule installation.