26 May Looking For Indoor Allergy Relief This Season?
Itchy, watery eyes. Non-stop sneezing. Scratchy throat. Runny nose. These are some of the wonderful effects of having allergies in the spring and summertime. While there are plenty of different medicines and antihistamines to help combat the effects of outdoor allergies, there are also things we can do inside to provide allergy relief naturally.
Keep Doors and Windows Closed
When pollen counts are high, try to keep your doors and windows closed to protect your indoor air. It may be difficult to do so on a gorgeous day, but it will reduce the amount of outdoor allergens coming into your home. Installing an in-duct HEPA filter on your air conditioner can help to remove 99% of airborne particles when your AC system is running. Alternatives to in-duct filtration include external HEPA filters that work through a smaller bypass duct. Very strong filters may reduce airflow, however, so talking to a professional at GreenHomes America can help determine what method will work best for your home.
Wash Away Allergens
After spending time outside your clothes, hair, shoes and even skin are covered with the tiny particles in the air responsible for those itchy eyes and throat. Start by leaving your shoes outside at the door. Change your clothes, wash your hands, and if your allergies are bad enough, you may want to take a shower each time you are outside for an extended period of time. Concerned about washing in the cleanest water possible? Consider getting your home's water tested and treated.
Wear a Mask
Well this is certainly appropriate these days - and may even be a requirement depending on where you are going and where you live. Not only will wearing a mask help reduce the risk of transmitting the coronavirus, it will help allergens from getting into your nose and mouth.
Use an Air Purifier
Air cleaning devices can help to control the levels of airborne allergens and particles in a home. They can help reduce the levels of dust, pollen, dust mite and cockroach allergens, some molds, gases, odors and animal dander. Different types of filters work best on different airborne contaminants. Knowing which type of system is best for your home is difficult to determine. Consult a professional to understand which air purifier is the best solution for your home.
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