If winter allergies got you down, surface mold may be to blame.  Surface mold grows throughout the hot and humid months in the southeast U.S., especially in August and September.  The mold will typically go dormant in the winter; however, the spores are still around.  When we heat our homes, the hot dry air desiccates the mold and causes it to release spores.  These spores may not grow in the winter, but they will cause allergenic and respiratory issues.  In the winter our eyes and noses are already stressed by dry conditions, adding mold spores into the mix just compounds those issues, and can make a person feel miserable.  If you find surface mold in your home, there are options to get rid of it.  Hard surfaces can be cleaned and clothing laundered.  I recommend a complete wipe down and HEPA vacuum followed by Hydro Fog.  However, dehumidification is going to be key to prevent the problem from returning next season.  Give Assured Bio Labs a call @ (865) 813-1700 if you need to address a surface mold issue.