Cedar fever is caused by pollen from the mountain cedar tree. This tree is common throughout Texas, and it pollinates in winter instead of spring. Its pollen can greatly diminish indoor air quality in your Austin, Texas home.
What Is Cedar Fever?
Cedar fever is not actually a fever. It’s an immune response generated by the body when an allergic individual inhales pollen from the mountain cedar tree. This pollen is perceived by the body as an invader to be banished at once.
What Are the Symptoms of Cedar Fever?
If you’re allergic, you’ll experience a cluster of symptoms whenever cedar tree pollen contacts the mucous membranes of your nose, eyes or throat. Symptoms include nasal congestion, puffy and watery eyes, a runny nose and itchy mucous membranes. You can develop your first case of cedar fever after living in Austin for up to six years, even if you’ve never had allergies before.
Can I Prevent Cedar Fever Allergy Attacks in My Austin Home?
Because cedar tree pollen is so widespread in winter, there’s no easy way to avoid it when you venture out. Indoors, however, you can reduce pollen while improving overall indoor air quality. Changing your HVAC filters more often and using HVAC filters with higher MERV ratings can both help to reduce indoor contaminants like pollen, dander and dust mites.
The easiest way to protect your family is with a high-tech air purification system. Trane air cleaners filter indoor air up to eight times per hour. They remove up to 99 percent of pollen particles as tiny as .30 microns. They also remove pet dander, bacteria, viruses, dust mites, fungus and mold.
AC Pros can take your indoor air quality to the next level. Call us at (512) 782-2560 to learn more about how you can improve your indoor air quality.