Banish pollen from your home this Spring
We are in prime allergy season! It’s time to learn how HVAC and allergies are related. It’s time to banish pollen from your home this Spring.
This time of the year, you may be staying indoors hoping to avoid allergens and reduce your allergy symptoms. However, pollen spores are the most difficult allergen to avoid. Even indoors, pollen lurks in places you haven’t thought of, like your HVAC system.
If you’ve got pollen or mold allergies, there is a big connection between your allergies and your HVAC! It’s very simple. Your HVAC system moves air throughout your home. When pollen gets into your system, it spreads it everywhere.
The good news is there are things we can do to reduce the pollen and other allergens from invading your breathing space. The best thing you can do is to get a HEPA filter. Most filters for HVAC systems only keep large dirt and debris particles from damaging the equipment. They don’t do anything to protect your lungs!
To remove allergens from your indoor air, you need High-Energy Particulate Air (HEPA) filters. These are made from glass fibers formed into pleated paper-like material. They can trap more than 99 percent of pollen, dust and smoke.
HEPA filters are rated according to a MERV system. They range from MERV 1 to MERV 12. The higher the rating, the better to banish pollen from your home this Spring.