Make Your Home Pollen-Free In Three Steps
Seasonal allergy sufferers know how difficult hay fever season can be. Sometimes, it seems like there’s no escaping the terrible symptoms no matter whether you’re outside or indoors.
But there are ways of achieving the kind of clean air in your home that will help to remove pollen from the air you breathe and minimize your allergy symptoms.
1. Keep Your Windows and Doors Closed
From spring to fall, you’ll notice during the weather report that they often include a current pollen count. That’s because, a wide range of plants, weeds, grasses and trees produce pollen during this time.
It gets released into the air, triggering allergy symptoms like itchy and watery eyes, runny noses, and even asthma in some cases.
Your first line of defense in keeping these airborne allergens at bay is to prevent them from entering by keeping your doors and windows closed, particularly during the hours most associated with high pollen counts. These include the early morning and midday (roughly 10 AM to 3 PM).
2. Install a HEPA Filter In Your AC
The filter in your AC is designed to remove dust and dirt from the air before it enters into your ductwork on its way to the various rooms of your home. Did you know that air filters are not all created equal?
If you or members of your family are allergy sufferers, you should look for a filter that is designated with the HEPA symbol. HEPA, which stands for High-Efficiency Particulate Air, means that these filters will do a better job of trapping tiny particles like dust mites, pet dander and, of course, pollen, as air is forced through their fine mesh.
eUsing a HEPA filter will significantly reduce the amount of pollen entering your house and circulating through your home.
3. Lower the Humidity In Your Home
Allergens, like dust mites and mold spores, thrive in environments with high moisture content in the air. With the addition of a dehumidifier in your home, you can keep the relative humidity below 50%, which will provide some relief for your allergy symptoms and make your home feel more comfortable.
By doing these three simple things, you won’t have to put up with all of the sneezing, red, itchy eyes, and other symptoms of seasonal allergies, at least while you’re in your home.
And for more great ways to have clean air in your home, the experts at Peterson Plumbing, in Grand Junction, CO, are only a phone call away at 970-399-7063.