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Reducing Pollen in Your Home
Experts at Reducing Pollen in Your Home

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Reducing Pollen in Your Home

Allergy season is in full swing in NY, and everywhere you look, pollen is in the air. But don’t let it ruin your spring! With these 5 simple steps, you can keep pollen out of your home and enjoy a healthier and more enjoyable season.

Keep Your Windows Closed

First and foremost, keeping your windows closed is crucial. While it may be tempting to let in some fresh air, open windows invite pollen inside and settle on your furniture, carpets, and clothes. By keeping your windows closed, you create a barrier that prevents pollen from entering your home and causing respiratory problems.

Remove Plant Life Near AC Units

Another critical step is removing plant life from the vicinity of outdoor AC units. Plants produce pollen; having them too close to your AC units means pollen can quickly be drawn into your home through the air conditioning system. Keeping plants at a distance reduces the amount of pollen that can enter your indoor environment.

Use Quality Air Filters

High-performance air filters such as the AprilAire Series 2000 are also crucial in reducing allergens in your home. These filters excel at trapping pollen and other airborne allergens, preventing them from circulating in your indoor air. Investing in quality air filters can create a cleaner and healthier environment for you and your family. If you are serious about indoor air quality, explore air purifiers such as Trane CleanEffects air filtration system. 

Clean Your Condenser Coil

The condenser coil is one of the most critical parts of your air conditioning system. Buildup of pollen and other debris on the condenser coil will impact overall system performance. Regular cleaning is important not only for your health but also for the health of your system. If you are unsure how to clean your condenser coil, contact an HVAC professional.

Vacuum Often

Lastly, make sure to vacuum often using a HEPA filter. Vacuuming not only removes pollen that may have entered your home, but it also helps to eliminate other allergens like dust mites and pet dander. Using a vacuum with a HEPA filter ensures that these allergens are trapped and not released back into the air, providing cleaner indoor air quality.


Reducing allergens in your home during allergy season is essential for a healthier and more enjoyable spring. By following these five simple steps—keeping your windows closed, removing plant life from the vicinity of outdoor AC units, using high-performance air filters, cleaning your condenser coil, and often vacuuming with a HEPA filter—, you can minimize the impact of pollen and other allergens and create a more comfortable and breathable indoor environment. Speak to an HVAC professional to learn more about maximizing indoor air quality.

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