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This article brought to you courtesy of Randy Preston, Honke Heating and Air Conditioning, Gresham Outlook Heating and Cooling Expert.

Randy Preston

1. Stay indoors and keep windows and doors shut when pollen counts are high.

2. Avoid yardwork since this can aggravate symptoms. If you must, you may want to consider wearing a pollen mask. Shower without delay and put on clean clothes once you are done.

3. Turn on your air conditioner at home or in the car. Consider adding a high efficiency air filter in your house's home comfort equipment.

4. Hardwood, tile, or linoleum are the best flooring materials for decreasing indoor allergens. If you have carpet, install a HEPA filter on your vacuum cleaner.

If you're still having issues with symptoms when you're at home, an air purifier may be able to provide relief. What is the best air purifier for allergies?

Look for a model with a High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter. HEPA filters offer the most comprehensive filtration you can buy, as they catch 99.97% of particles in the air.

HEPA filters are even more useful when combined with an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light. This mighty blend can eliminate general allergens like dust, dander, pollen, and mold. For the best air purification, choose equipment with a carbon-based filter to remove odors.

Avoid air purifiers that create ozone, the primary component in smog. The EPA warns ozone could acerbate respiratory issues, even when emitted at small settings.

Want to move forward with adding a whole-house air purifier? Give our experts a call at 503-663-8033 or contact us online to request an appointment. We will help you find the right system for your family and budget.

Honke Heating and Air Conditioning

840 N.E. Cleveland Ave.

Gresham, OR 97030

503-666-3725

www.honkeheating.com