There are millions of people who are allergic to pollen and will begin to brace themselves for a tough spring season.
As the beautiful spring season approaches, it is time to start prepping your home for the oncoming allergy season. It is believed that pollen levels are increasing every year due to high precipitation during the winter. This is not good news for allergy sufferers, so they need to act now to minimize allergies and enjoy the beautiful spring season to its fullest. While there is not much you can do about pollen in the outside atmosphere, you can certainly make sure that pollen does not enter your home.
There is a lot that you can do to prevent pollen and other allergens from entering the internal air stream. HVAC experts believe that apart from an HVAC tune up, there are other things that homeowners can do to prevent allergies.
Keep the Windows Closed
As the weather starts to become warm, you may feel the urge to open the windows to let in some fresh air, but considering the high pollen levels outside, this might not be a great idea. Instead run the air conditioner or install HEPA filters on the windows.
Use an Air Purifier
Change Clothes and Remove Shoes After Coming Home
Once you have been outside, dust and pollen can settle on your clothes and shoes. Remove your shoes and change your clothes after you come back home.
Take a Shower Before Bed
Pollen can stick to your hair and skin as well, and when you go to bed, the pollen can stick to your bed linens and pillows, and from there it can travel to your nose and eyes. A simple way to prevent this from happening is to take a shower before you go to bed.
Clean and Dust Your Home Properly
Vacuuming and dusting surfaces and floors properly can help prevent pollen from building up inside your home. Use a spray cleaner and dust cloth to clean surfaces in your home. Vacuum your carpets properly to get rid of dust, pollen, and other particle allergens. Mopping the floors properly is a great way of pollen-proofing your home.