Keep Pollen Out of Your Cincinnati Home and Its HVAC System
by Greg Leisgang on June 26, 2014
Posted in: Indoor Air Quality
Pollen gets everywhere in summer. You find it on your car and the outside of your home's windows. If you look hard enough, you can find it on almost every surface inside your home as well. When it comes to keeping pollen out of a home's HVAC system, Cincinnati homeowners need to take action to keep summertime allergies under control.
Here are a few ways to keep pollen out of your home to improve indoor air quality:
- Take your shoes and outerwear off as soon as you enter the home. Pollen will cling to your clothing, which you then bring inside each time you enter your home. Keep those items in the entryway until you need them next.
- After doing yardwork, get rid of the pollen-laden items quickly. Take off your shoes in the entryway and walk straight to the laundry room or bedroom and change clothing. A shower will remove any pollen clinging to your skin and hair.
- Brush your pets and wipe their paws when they come inside. This will help keep the pollen levels down and won't spread it through the house as animals walk around.
- Don't empty the vacuum inside the house, especially if you have a bagless model. Take it outside and empty it into a bag that immediately goes into the trash. This will prevent the pollen the vacuum picked up from escaping back into the house.
- Keep your windows and doors closed. Fresh air seems like a great idea, except that it brings the pollen in with it. Keep your air conditioner or heating running and make sure you have a high efficiency air filter in place.
- Take the time to clean the front and back porches regularly. Pollen will accumulate there, making it easy to track into the house. A regular sweeping and dusting will keep pollen outside instead of it coming inside.
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