Spring can be both a blessing and a curse. Given that this time of year is when everything comes to life, it is a gift. The flowers are in bloom, the trees have green leaves, and the bees are pollinating everywhere. The season is a nightmare for me even though it can be beautiful. I suffer from seasonal allergies, which always worsen in the spring. There is not much I can do about the high pollen count. Everywhere, the pollen accumulates. I can see it on my car, and when I spend time outside, I’m sure it’s also on my clothes. Over the past couple of years, I’ve learned that my HVAC system allows pollen to circulate inside my house as well. I used to sneeze and scratch at night, but I didn’t know why because I was in my house. My friend Lisa then suggested that the pollen in my HVAC system might be causing my allergies to act up after we spoke. Through windows, doors, pets, clothing, and other openings, pollen can enter the home in a variety of ways. In some circumstances, pollen can accumulate inside the HVAC system’s ductwork and cause seasonal allergies. When the air conditioner blows, pollen particles already in the air can also spread throughout my home in addition to the pollen inside the unit. It most definitely explains the allergy symptoms I experience at night. Since then, I had my ductwork cleaned, and now I keep my doors and windows closed in the spring. While I cannot completely stop pollen from entering my home, I can definitely take steps to reduce the amount that does.