Allergies and Minneapolis Air Quality

Allergies are rough in the spring, but they don’t just go away once summer is here. With air quality being more important than ever in Minneapolis, there are multiple ways to combat allergies.


Once the temperature starts to heat up, plants start to come alive and bloom. The biggest culprit for causing allergies is pollen. Plants release pollen to help them spread and grow more of the same plants. Unfortunately, pollen is also an irritant for a lot of people. Your immune system can mistake large amounts pollen as something invading your body and reacts by releasing histamines into your system. Histamines are responsible for a lot of the symptoms people experience from allergies like coughing, runny nose, and red itchy eyes. Air purifiers can help to remove pollen from the air to alleviate symptoms. Twin City Heating and Air has many air purifiers that will be able to help you. Another thing you can do is make sure to change your air filter. A clogged filter doesn’t clean air as well and keep more pollen in the air.

Once summer hits, you may think that allergies are over because trees are usually done pollinating, but grass, weeds, and other plants are still spreading. Ragweed is one of the biggest problem plants for allergies because wind can spread ragweed for hundreds of miles. You can check for pollen levels in your area and decide if you want to turn on your air purifier or take extra steps to lessen allergies. One such step to keep the humidity at good levels in your home is having proper humidity in the air. You can lessen the amount of pollen and other irritants with humidity as well. The extra water in the air makes allergens heavier, so they will drop out of the air, making it easier for you to breathe. On the flip side, too much humidity makes your home feel warmer and can create a hospitable environment for mold, another common allergy and potentially a dangerous one.

Twin City Heating, Air, and Electric has numerous different ways to help you with allergies, comfort, and more. From air purifiers to humidifiers and dehumidifiers, you’ll be sure to find what you need to love being in your home.