According to the latest allergy reports for El Paso, Texas, pollen counts are extremely high. While it’s a sign that spring is officially here, it’s also a warning for those who suffer from allergies. Maintaining healthy indoor air quality is an important step in easing symptoms this spring. Here are a few steps homeowners can take to breathe easier:
Prevent Allergens From Sneaking Into Your Home
The top allergens to watch for in El Paso right now are juniper, poplar and elm. To avoid these allergens from sneaking into your home, keep all windows and doors closed when the pollen counts are high. Also, make sure your air conditioning system isn’t drawing in air from outside; instead, it should re-circulate your home’s air.
Pollen counts are at their highest between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. Therefore, if you suffer from allergies, you should limit any outdoor activities during this time. Remember to avoid staying outside for too long on days that are warm, dry and windy. Conversely, the best time for outdoor activities is after a heavy period of rain.
Place Filtering Houseplants Around Your Home
Most people spend up to 90 percent of their time indoors. As such, it’s important that the air you breathe is clean and healthy. According to a clean air study conducted by NASA in 1989, these houseplants work best at filtering indoor air:
- Bamboo Palm
- English Ivy
- Florist’s Chrysanthemum
- Peace Lily
- Snake Plant
Invest in High-Quality Indoor Air Quality Solutions
In addition to using natural methods, homeowners can also take advantage of technology to clean the air in their homes. Here are a few of the indoor air quality solutions you can install in your home for healthier indoor air quality:
- CleanEffects Air Cleaner
- FreshEffects Energy Recovery Ventilator
- Perfect Fit Reusable Air Filter
If you want to make your home a healthier space to live in, contact The Home Systems Heating & Cooling Inc. at (915) 858-4141. We look forward to helping you breathe easier and sleep better in your home this spring.