3 Ways to Have a More Peaceful Allergy Season in 2022

If you suspect that your seasonal allergies have been worse in 2022 than usual, it probably wasn’t just your imagination. This is particularly true if you live here in the Northeast. While allergy season may get you down, you don’t have to stay there. There are definitely some steps you can take to decrease your allergy symptoms and get the most from your year.

And we’re here to help point you in the right direction.

Why Have Seasonal Allergies Been Worse in 2022?

While seasonal allergies are always a problem, many have reported increased challenges in 2022.

This is no coincidence.

According to one expert at the Boston University School of Medicine, there’s are definite reasons why things seem worse this year.

Seasonal allergies—or an allergic reaction to the tree and grass pollens that float around in the spring and summer, known as allergic rhinitis—affect nearly 60 million people in the United States every year. This year, they're particularly bad in the Northeast, which can be attributed to factors such as climate change and recent dry spells...certainly, over the last 20 years, there have been longer pollen seasons throughout the temperate climates of the United States.

In addition, people are wearing masks less this year than they did in the past few years. Although mask-wearing was associated largely with COVID-19, face masks did more than just lower the risk of catching viruses. They also provided increased protection for allergy sufferers.

For those reasons and more, allergy season in 2022 has been tougher than other recent years. But there is still hope. Relief is in sight.

3 Ways to Have a More Peaceful Allergy Season in 2022

If you are hoping to reduce your allergy symptoms this year, here are a few steps you can take.

1. Put a game plan in place. 

Being forewarned is forearmed, as they say.

Knowing what allergens trigger your symptoms, when and where you’re most likely to encounter them, and which antihistamines (or other medications) can bring relief are key steps to your allergy game plan.

With a strong game plan in place, you are better prepared to face allergy season.

2. Stay informed on trends.

Of course, depending on where you live, what qualifies as “allergy season” may fall at different times of year. That is why it’s important to keep yourself regionally informed.

No matter where you live, resources such as Pollen.com’s National Allergy Map can help you determine allergy and pollen levels where you are, making it easy for your to track your symptoms and predict what sort of day you are likely to have.

3. Take steps to reduce allergens at home.

Even though allergy symptoms are on the rise, there are a few things homeowners can do to reduce allergens at home.

Dusting and vacuuming regularly not only keeps your home neat and tidy but also reduces dust mites and keeps allergen levels low inside.

Dusting and vacuuming regularly not only keeps your home neat and tidy but also reduces dust mites and keeps allergen levels low inside.

Sheets, blankets, and children’s stuffies are huge factors in at-home allergens. Washing your bedding and stuffed toys regularly can cut down on allergens significantly. 

A home air-filtration system will help you maintain consistent air purity through all seasons–including allergy season.

How to Get the Most Out of a Whole-Home Air Purification System

If you’re going to install an air-filtration system for a more peaceful allergy season, you’ll want to make sure you get the best return on your investment. 

Have Your Air Purification System Professionally Installed

If you own a home, then you’ve likely tried your hand at a fair number of DIY projects. From building raised garden beds to installing curtain rods over the windows to fixing plumbing leaks, there are likely many tasks around the house you can take care of yourself. Installing a home air-filrtation system isn’t one of them. 

There are so many small mistakes you can make that could completely neutralize the positive effects of an air-filtration system. Why leave it up to chance?

Know Your Options

When it comes to enjoying clean air at home, not all filtration systems are created equally. Even if you were planning to take the simple step of having air filters installed, you would be faced by a wide array of choices.

  • Some types of filters are effective in removing airborn particles only if the HVAC system is running at its highest speed.
  • Some filters need to be replaced four times a year, while others need to be replaced twice yearly.
  • Some filters remove particles better than others no matter the HVAC speed.
  • Some filters actually reduce airflow.

And filters are not your only options when it comes to air filtration systems, either. That’s why before you make your final decision, it may be best to talk to someone.

Consult an Expert

You can run Google searches until the cows come home, but the best and most efficient way to make any decisions is to talk to an expert who can answer your questions and help you make the most savvy choice for your unique situation. 

That’s where we come in. 

Aquarius Home Services is Here for You

To hear more about how installing a home air-filtration system could help you enjoy a more peaceful allergy season in 2022, please feel free to contact us. We would love to hear more about you, your home, and which specific allergens are causing you trouble so that we can best point you in the right direction. We look forward to hearing from you!

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