It happens to me every spring: red, itchy eyes, and a runny nose. I’m allergic to pollen, and it seems to attack me the second that the weather turns nice.
For someone with spring allergies, it’s scary to see the hood of a car completely covered in pollen. It’s even scarier to picture that amount of pollen in the air inside your home. Luckily, there are several things you can do to clean the air inside your home, and I will describe them in this post.
1) Get a High Efficiency Air Cleaner Installed
These systems can be as much as 94% efficient or better in removing disease-causing bacteria as small as 0.35 microns. (Microns, also called micrometers, are one one-millionth of a meter in size). Since pollen particles are usually somewhere between 10 and 100 microns in size, they will be easily eliminated by the high efficiency air cleaner.
2) Get an Ultra Violet Light Installed in your HVAC system
Ultra Violet lights can be installed in your heating and cooling system and are another weapon against air contaminants. UV Lights are effective in killing bacteria, mold, and allergens.
3) Have Your Air Ducts Cleaned
The last option that will be discussed in this blog post is the old fashioned duct cleaning—although duct cleaning is not old fashioned anymore. As with most other technologies, duct cleaning has evolved to include some very advanced tools and cleaning agents. No matter what tools your professional duct cleaner uses, a good duct cleaning will definitely improve your indoor air quality, as air contaminants tend to build up in your ducts over time.
Please feel free to call us at (866) DUCK-TRUCK if you have any questions about indoor air quality or if you would like to schedule an appointment to pursue any of these options.