Spring is Here on March 20! Will You Be Ready?

Spring is Here on March 20! Will You Be Ready?

Spring is Here on March 20! Will You Be Ready?

spring-is-here Warm temperatures and long, sun-filled days are quickly approaching. The natural world is preparing to be revitalized, and these preferable conditions provide trees and plants with the ability to grow and bloom in these early weeks of spring.

Along with the arrival of spring, come springtime allergens. Kick allergy symptoms to the curb by utilizing the following tips to avoid allergens.

Springtime in March

On the official first day of spring, March 20th, the northern hemisphere will experience twelve hours of daylight and twelve hours of darkness. Flowers like dandelions, iris, lilacs and many tree species welcome the extended sunlight exposure and begin to grow and develop pollen.

Have you ever noticed a change in temperament and energy with the arrival of spring? Spring fever is not a myth, per experts. They believe that changes in diet and temperatures in March can affect hormones and chemicals within the body, causing a feeling of transformation in some.

Allergens Present in the Air

closed-window Seasonal allergies and hay fever start to develop in spring due to pollen and mold, carried in the air. Individuals who are prone to allergies may start experiencing symptoms with the arrival of warmer weather. Two main outdoor allergens are carried in the spring breeze:

Mold: Mold spores like mildew and yeast are carried in the air soon after the winter thaw.
Tree Pollen: Pollen produced by trees such as Oak, Sycamore, Maple, and Birch develops early in the spring season and are carried effortlessly in any wind.

Some methods of limiting exposure to springtime allergens include:

  • Use an air purifying unit with allergen-resistant filters installed.
  • Close all doors and windows.
  • Avoid the outdoors on windy, sunny, or warm days for lengthy periods of time.

Allergens from Pets

pet-allergens Pet hair and dander can affect individuals with allergy sensitivities indoors. Obviously, most allergy sufferers are willing to put up with some discomfort for the love of their animal and can utilize some useful methods to reduce their exposure to allergens, such as:

  • Installing and maintaining an effective HVAC unit, equipped with high-quality filters to capture pet hair, bacteria, pollen, and mold spores.
  • Using a HEPA vacuum cleaner to keep the amount of pet hair present under control.
  • Investing in a portable air conditioning unit for added air purity, and easy to clean filters.

If you’re looking to prepare for spring in the Reading, PA area, contact the HVAC professionals at The Plumbing Works by calling 610-929-8860 for any service needs.