I am always worried about indoor air pollen levels in my home.
I suffer from dire dust sensitivities and am easily sensitive to dust, pollen, dander and all sorts of contaminants.
If the current home isn’t kept seriously clean, I deal with congestion, sore throat, itchy eyes, sneezing and migraines, vacuuming, dusting and scrubbing with disinfectant are essential but not enough. I need to take constant proactive measures. I believe that the heating and cooling plan can be helpful or harmful. The furnace and a/c both labor to filter out allergens, however, if the systems are dirty, they can actually spread pollutants throughout the house. I make sure to have the heating and cooling components professionally cleaned every year. A licensed professional services the furnace in the fall and the a/c in the Spring, making sure the systems are operating at peak capacity and efficiency before the beginning of the season. I also make the ductwork a priority. The duct plan is responsible for transporting the heated and cooled air to the vents located in every room. If there is a buildup of debris inside the ducts, such as mold, it can be introduced into the breathing air every time the furnace or a/c starts up. I always ask the Heating, Ventilation and A/C professional to test the ducts for leaks and restricted airflow. The duct cleaning process only takes around an hour and makes a crucial difference in air quality of the home. It also promotes greater heating and cooling efficiency and superior comfort. When the ducts are working properly, the house remains at a more consistent temperature.