6 Ways to Tell If You Have Allergies

6 ways to tell if you have allergies


You eat right, take your vitamins, go to bed early, and even try to stay active, yet you find yourself bottled down with some type of flu that makes you feel off. What gives? You might not be sick; you may just have seasonal allergies. Allergies are very common this time of year with plants and flowers in full bloom. These tips can help you determine if your cold symptoms are actually seasonal allergies, but it is extremely important to note that if you are not feeling well, a doctor is the only one who can accurately determine what is causing your symptoms.

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Benefits of Changing Your Air Filter

One of the simplest things you can do to ensure your heating, ventilation and air conditioning, or HVAC, system is working in top shape is to change the air filter regularly. Since the HVAC is an appliance used year round, it is important to keep it running smoothly. Since it cools in the summer and heats in the winter, it weathers many elements to keep us comfortable, and the air filter takes the brunt of the force, collecting debris and pollution before entering our home heat and air vents.

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3 Reasons to Change Your Indoor Air Filter

In Columbus Ohio, the main season to worry about your indoor air quality is winter. The cold, dry air increases the likelihood of viruses transmitting, especially where you spend most of your time, at home. Washing your hands regularly and getting a flu shot are good tips to avoid getting sick, but there are also some HVAC tricks to improve your indoor air quality. One thing you should do is change your indoor air filter. Here are 3 reasons why:


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2 Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

It’s something we rarely think about, but the air we breathe has a significant impact on our health. The air you probably breathe the most is inside your home. If your home has poor indoor air quality, you are putting you and your family’s health at risk. During the winter, proper indoor air quality can be difficult to maintain. There are two threats to your indoor air quality that are most prevalent during the winter: carbon monoxide and dry air. You are probably aware of the danger of high carbon monoxide levels, but you might not know about the problems dry air can cause. Here are solutions to both of the problems.


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Rid your Vents of Pollen and Dander

Now that spring is finally here, it might not be a bad idea to take some precautions and clean your vents of any residual pollen and dander from the previous seasons. If you’re going to be turning on your air conditioning soon, you’ll probably be glad you did—instead of blowing allergens all over your house. Plus, excessive dust costs you more by making your air conditioner work harder. Here are a few easy tips to keep the air circulating in your house as clean as possible.

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