How to Keep Pollen From Affecting Your Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air QualityOne of the most important areas of upkeep in the home is the maintenance of indoor air quality. Since the air in the home is what homeowners breathe the most, keeping it allergen-free can prevent allergies and upper respiratory issues. We at McQuerry's 24-Hour Heat & Air have some useful tips for keeping pollen, one of the most persistently irritating allergens, from affecting the family.

Deep Cleaning and Vacuuming

Pollen, like common household dust, floats through the air until it settles on a surface, then resumes its journey once disturbed. Because pollen collects on surfaces so quickly in the spring and summer, regular cleaning of floors and other surfaces is especially crucial during these months. Vacuuming and dusting the home with proper equipment will prevent the pollen from simply re-entering the air and returning the St. Louis air quality to its previous problematic state. A vacuum cleaner with a special filtration system for allergen prevention may be necessary in households with particularly allergic members.

Cool Your Way to Clean Air

Air conditioners provide two different methods of pollen control in the home. First, many particulates are water soluble, and since air conditioners pull the water from the air before expelling it into the room, they also remove a lot of those particulates. The air filters on units also provide varying degrees of indoor air quality protection. While window units have easy-to-clean removable filters, these quickly collect airborne dust more than pollen. A central A/C system with a HEPA filter will be much more effective at filtering out pollen.

The Best Method of Attacking Pollen

If indoor air quality has become an issue, there are many possible culprits. McQuerry's 24-Hour Heat & Air has multiple approaches to cleaning and improving air quality, from the filtration system to the air ducts themselves. Call us at 636-22-0087 for more information on how we can help you breathe easy.