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How can I reduce pollen in my home?

Improving your home’s air quality can improve your health.

Spring is in full bloom and avoiding allergies will be a persistent problem. With new plants blooming through the warm months of summer and into the fall, you never know when your allergies will hit. With that in mind we want to help you keep your indoor allergies to a minimum. With just a few easy tips, you can keep your family breathing free.

  • Regularly change the filters in your HVAC system
  • Maintain the humidity level in the house at around 50%. Dust and pollen are easily stirred in dry air.
  • Service your Air Conditioner on a regular basis
  • Keep your windows closed when pollen counts are highest: in the early morning hours, between 10 am and 3 pm, and in windy conditions.
  • Keep your lawn mowed to prevent grasses from blooming and spreading pollen.
  • Use a High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter. They are very effective in removing pollen from the air indoors without contaminating the environment with mold.
  • Dry all your laundry indoors during the pollen season, it will accumulate on clothing that is outdoors
  • Avoid travel in the country; especially on dry, windy days or while crops are being harvested.
  • Pets bring in pollen on their fur. Brushing them thoroughly before they come in will keep them from bringing pollen inside.
  • Remove shoes before going inside.
  • Change clothes after being outside and wash or rinse your hair
  • Wet dust and vacuum every day using a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter to reduce the amount of pollen residue on surfaces.

The more of these simple steps you take, the less pollen you will have to deal with. Once you have reduced the amount of pollen inside your house you will be able to live more comfortably. This healthier environment will allow you to breath easy and sleep better.

To schedule your regular HVAC maintenance appointment, contact the team at Action Air. We have friendly, trustworthy, HVAC technicians who are ready to help you keep a low pollen household. They will be able to advise you on air filters and help you identify areas where pollen can enter your home! Remember, when you need action, call Action Air!

Sources:
Aaaai.org
DIY Network
NC State University