Don’t you just love fall? College football, ragweed, high school football, cotton dust. There are two common themes here, and only one is fun. The other, not so much.
If you think only of spring allergies, then Armstrong Plumbing, Air & Electric, your heating and air conditioning authority for Lubbock and the surrounding area, must be the bearer of bad tidings. Fall allergies are alive and well in West Texas. According to the folks at the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, several Texas cities rank very high for fall allergies when compared to other parts of the country.
Right at the top of the list of pollen producers is ragweed season. In late summer and early fall the weeds can spread fine yellow pollen up to hundreds of miles—blown around by the winds we are famous for.
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A single ragweed plant can produce up to 1-billion grains of pollen every season.
There are some things you can do to protect yourself if you suffer greatly:
- Avoid outdoor activities during peak pollen hours of 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
- Try to stay inside on dry & windy days
- Wear a facemask
- Change clothes, shower, and shampoo after outdoor activities
Don’t make the mistake of thinking the allergy season ends with winter. Cotton is still king in much of West Texas, and the harvest reaches its peak in late fall and early winter. The cotton gin season can run into January. The harvest and ginning process produces dust, mites, molds, and smuts associated with the cotton plants. Many will have an allergic reaction.
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Because West Texas can go without rain for weeks or months the cotton dust can stay in the air for long periods of time.
Ragweed or cotton dust, there is virtually no way to keep all the pollen outside, but check out this video to see how Armstrong can help you improve your indoor air quality (IAQ). First our professionals will come into your home and do an air quality test and give you a plan to fix any problem we find.
Armstrong features the Lennox PureAir™ system. It’s whole home air purification. The only system proven effective against all three types of indoor air pollution:
- Airborne particles
- Germs & bacteria
- Chemical odors & vapors
Call Armstrong Plumbing, Air & Electric now for your indoor air quality test. We’ll make sure your allergies don’t prevent you from enjoying the football season—at least while inside your home.