5 Ways Florida Homeowners Can Reduce Pollen and Improve Indoor Air Quality

Pollen can make you miserable. Itchy eyes, a runny nose and constant sneezing and coughing can make it difficult to concentrate, and hinder you from enjoying your favorite activities. Fortunately, there are several simple changes you can adopt to help make allergy season a little more tolerable.

#1 Remove Your Shoes Indoors

Stop pollen at the door by removing your shoes as soon as you walk in. You can also reduce the amount of pollen that enters your house by wiping down your dog’s coat after his time outdoors, as pollen easily clings to pet fur.

#2 Enjoy the Outdoors After It Rains

Pollen counts are usually highest between 5 and 10 am, so avoid being outdoors this time of day if possible. Also avoid being outdoors when the weather is especially warm, dry and windy. For people with allergies, the best time to enjoy the outdoors is immediately after a heavy rainfall when pollen has been washed away and counts are low.

#3 Prevent and Eliminate Mold

If you are allergic to mold spores, address your home’s indoor air quality and consider getting rid of indoor plants, whose soil can harbor mold.

#4 Keep Things Clean

Wash your hair before going to bed and wash all bedclothes in hot water, not by hanging them outside. Hot water and a hot dryer will help kill dust mites that could be aggravating your allergies.

#5 Change Your Air Conditioning Filters

Resist the urge to enjoy an outdoor breeze with open windows. Try your best to keep them closed, and change furnace and air conditioning filters regularly.

Call Complete Air Mechanical for Your HVAC Needs

Finally, the most important step you can take in fighting off seasonal allergies and pollen issues at home is to schedule regular preventative maintenance for your HVAC system. The trusted and expert technicians at Complete Air Mechanical have been serving residents of Central Florida since 1992, and our team is here to help solve your heating and cooling issues 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call us today to learn more, or schedule service online to get started.