Difficult Pollen Season in Lovely Florida
If you ever had to deal with a stuffy nose, itchy eyes, and sneezing during spring than you are one of 50 million Americans who suffer from pollen allergies. Being a citizen of Florida, it’s even harder for you.
Florida is the southernmost state in the United States. The name Florida originates from the Spanish term for “land of flowers”. Also known as the “Sunshine State”, Florida has a great climate for the ones who love hot weather. On the other hand, sun and flowers mean pollen and allergies. Actually, Florida’s allergy season lasts longer than most of the rest countries in the United States. Thanks to sun-kissed climate local trees start producing pollen in early February!
Weeds, grasses, and trees produce a large amount of pollen into the air, that is carried by the wind. Once that produces pollen the most, at Florida, are elms, birch, bayberry, pine, maple, and oak. If you have trouble such as watery red eyes, runny nose, coughing or sore throat, try to avoid these plants.
Follow the tips:
- Organize most of the outdoor activities in the evening, when pollen counts are significantly lower.
- Take a bath or shower after outdoor activities to remove pollen grains
- Don’t hang your clothes outside to dry
- Vacuum often
- Use air conditioning to filter the air
- Clean your HVAC system regularly
Even if you follow all the tips to avoid pollen grains, they will find a way to your ventilation system. To prevent pollen from ending up in indoor air, make sure that HVAC filters are clean and well functioning.
Do not despair! You won’t spend the whole spring in the house struggling with pollinosis. Just contact the nearest professional team that will take all needed actions:
- Vent cleaning
- Duct cleaning
- Filter replacement