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6 Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality in the Spring

As the seasons change and springtime blooms, many of us can’t wait for warmer weather and days spent in the sunshine. However, for those sensitive to pollen and allergens, spring can bring discomfort and frustration. 

If you’re struggling to keep pollen out of your home and create a refuge from seasonal allergies, you’re not alone. 

Here are six tips to help you rid your home of spring pollen and improve indoor air quality:

1.) Stay Ahead of Pollen 

Stay informed about pollen levels in your area by checking local forecasts and pollen counts. On high pollen days, keep windows and doors closed to prevent pollen from entering your home. Consider using an air purifier with a HEPA filter to trap pollen and other allergens indoors.

2.) Make Your Bedroom A Pollen-Free Zone 

Designate your bedroom as a “pollen-free zone” in your home where you can retreat and find relief from allergy symptoms. Keep this area clean and free of clutter, and consider investing in allergy-proof bedding and pillowcases to minimize exposure to pollen while you sleep.

3.) Clean Regularly

Pollen can easily find its way into your home on clothing, shoes, and pets. Make a habit of wiping down surfaces, vacuuming carpets and upholstery, and washing bedding frequently to remove pollen and allergens. Consider using a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter to capture even the smallest particles.

4.) Maintain Your HVAC System 

Your HVAC system plays a crucial role in maintaining indoor air quality and controlling pollen levels in your home. Be sure to change air filters regularly, as dirty filters can become clogged with pollen, pet dander, and other allergens. Consider upgrading to high-efficiency filters to capture more pollen and improve indoor air quality.

5.) Invest in Air Purification

If pollen allergies are a significant concern for you, consider investing in an air purifier specifically designed to remove allergens from the air. Look for a purifier with a HEPA filter and consider placing it in frequently used areas of your home, such as the bedroom or living room, to maximize effectiveness. Or, if you’d rather address the whole home, reach out to your favorite HVAC company. Chances are they offer comprehensive purification systems to meet your needs. 

6.) Utilize a Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV) System 

Maintain fresh indoor air quality without opening windows by using a heat recovery ventilator (HRV) system. HRV systems can be used anytime windows and doors are closed for extended periods. They exchange stale indoor air with fresh outdoor air, helping to maintain comfortable temperatures and reduce energy costs.

Upgrade Your Indoor Air Quality With Exxel Mechanical Services

If you live in Mount Airy or throughout our expansive Central Maryland service area, Exxel Mechanical Services is here to help you reduce pollen and improve your home’s indoor air quality. We offer advanced filtration and ventilation systems and are always available to evaluate your home and advise you on the most efficient path to a healthy home.  To learn more or get a free quote, call us at 443-821-1040 or email us at We look forward to keeping your family comfortable all year round!