People with allergic sensitivities to pollen want their homes to be safe and healthy “havens”–a refuge from their allergies-during the height of pollen season. Unfortunately, incoming air from opening and closing doors can bring in pollen, which then stays trapped inside. The accumulation of pollen can build up inside the home, making allergy sufferers continuously miserable. Fortunately, there are simple ways to allergy-proof your home and find relief from your symptoms: Dust and vacuum frequently. Pollen accumulates in the carpet and is disturbed each time you walk across a room. Investing in high-filtration vacuum cleaner bags that retain more pollen is an important step toward the goal of making your home allergy-proof. Use two doormats at each door. During periods of high pollen release, pollen accumulations on impervious surfaces like your driveway are easily picked up by the soles of shoes and tracked inside your home as people come and go. You can combat this by two doormats at each door, placing one outside the door and one inside the door. This double measure of protection helps to reduce the amount of pollen tracked into your home. Upgrade your air filter. Most homeowners still use a standard air filter for their home’s heating and cooling systems. These inefficient air filters trap only three to five percent of particles that pass through them. However, there are many different types of permanent filters on the market today with different levels of efficiency that are vastly more helpful to people who suffer from allergies. By upgrading your old filter, you can stop a significant amount of pollen from recirculating within your home. Have a licensed professional install an air-quality monitor inside your home. Eliminate the guesswork surrounding the various sources of indoor air pollutants in your home. For three days, the monitor will analyze your air quality under actual living conditions; it will then provide an assessment of the offending pollutants as well as solutions to eliminate them. For over a decade, Pipe Works Services, in Chatham has served the Morris, Union, Somerset, and Essex County areas. We specialize in home-comfort systems, and we understand the daily challenges that allergy sufferers face. If your goal is to allergy-proof your home, we are happy to help you achieve it. Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about allergy-proofing and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide. Pipe Works Services serves Chatham, NJ, and the surrounding areas. Visit our website to see our special offers and get started today!