Some Good and Bad News About Allergy Season


air qualityAt Oliver, we have some good news for you and some bad news. The good news is it’s starting to warm up outside and it looks like we’ve seen the last of winter. The bad news? According to, this allergy season is going to be the worst allergy season yet.

There are several factors that affect the allergy season every year. Dr. Clifford Bassett, founder and medical director at Allergy and Asthma Care of New York, warns that a rise in carbon dioxide leads to an increased production of pollen. And since carbon dioxide has only been rising, we can expect more pollen this season.

Another factor of allergy season is the weather during the previous summer – the hotter the season, the stronger the pollen the following spring. Last year, summer 2014 was recorded as the hottest summer on record, which means allergy season isn’t looking too good. One last factor is the amount of precipitation that the winter before spring brings. Lots of precipitation (like the winter we just had) tends to enhance the amount of grass pollen during the following season.

While all of this adds up to what may be a horrible upcoming allergy season, we have more good news: our air duct cleaning team can help reduce your suffering this spring. With our Home & Duct Performance Test, we can evaluate your home and find out if it has too much humidity, too little humidity, or polluted air. If so, our experts can perform a thorough duct cleaning to reduce the amount of allergens and pollen that’s circulated through your home. We can also suggest a good humidifier or dehumidifier, if necessary.

Let us help you breathe easier this spring. Give us a call at 1-888-810-2681.