Have you found yourself sniffling since the weather turned chilly? Does your nose feel stuffy and congested? If so, you might not have a cold. Winter allergies could be the culprit instead.
Many people associate allergy symptoms only with spring and summer weather. If you are allergic to something inside your house, though, your symptoms might continue all winter long with no improvement. Fortunately, getting some relief can be as simple as changing your air filters.
What Causes Winter Allergy Symptoms?
Pollen isn't the only thing that can give you an itchy, runny nose. You may have allergens lurking inside your house, too. And because you probably spend most of your time indoors during the winter months, you're exposed more to these allergens during the winter than any other time of year.
Common indoor allergens include:
These allergens most often cause symptoms like sneezing, stuffy nose, and watery or itchy eyes. If you're experiencing cold-like symptoms that won't go away, it could be an allergy issue instead.
Breathe Better with New Air Filters This Winter
Improving your indoor air quality is the key to avoiding winter allergy problems. One of the simplest ways you can improve your air quality is to install a new air filter in your HVAC system. A dirty filter can actually make your air less healthy to breathe by blowing trapped allergens back into your home. A clean filter, on the other hand, removes pollutants from the air effectively, which helps to ease allergy symptoms.
Could your indoor air quality by making your winter allergies worse? If so, call us at Tri-City today. We can help you change your air filters and take any other necessary steps to ensure your air is clean and safe to breathe all year round.