How clean is the indoor air you breathe, and how can you make it cleaner? Between the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, seasonal wildfires and the fall allergy season, those are questions many are asking. Several home appliances can help reduce indoor pollutants, but an air cleaner is your go-to product if you are focused on improving … Continue reading "How to Choose the Best Air Cleaner for Your Home"
During wildfire season, many people in areas affected by smoke use air cleaners (sometimes called air purifiers) to improve the air quality in their homes. How an air cleaner is maintained and operated can affect its performance. If you are using an air cleaner in an area affected by wildfire smoke, take these steps to … Continue reading "Using an Air Cleaner to Manage Wildfire Smoke"
Before we jump into 2018, let’s take a moment to revisit our most-read posts from 2017. We covered a wide range of topics, from chef-approved ways to grill indoors, to keeping your home safe after a hurricane. That variety is evident in our top posts of the year. We are grateful to our readers – … Continue reading "AHAM’s Top 5 Posts of 2017"
Allergies tend to grab our attention when the seasons change and symptoms rear their ugly heads. In the fall, tree pollen tends to get the blame for our respiratory misery. Other common allergens like dust mites can cause trouble all year long. Regardless of whether your allergy symptoms are seasonal, regular and proper vacuuming should … Continue reading "Vacuum away indoor and outdoor allergens"
The spring and summer weather is always a welcome change. The allergies that come with the warmer temperatures, not so much. Depending on where you live, you might be dealing with any of a number of types of pollen, road dust or other allergies. The coughing and sniffles will put the brakes on even the … Continue reading "Room air cleaners: Your ally against allergens"
Autumn 2021 will bring a lot of changes beyond the leaves. Kids may be going back to the classroom full time and adults might be headed back to the office after more than a year largely spent at home. But one part of fall never seems to change: the sniffles, coughs and sneezes of allergies. … Continue reading "Looking for allergy relief? Your humidifier or dehumidifier could help!"
Ragweed. Pet dander. Tree pollen. Mountain cedar. Regardless of what’s causing your allergy symptoms, the sniffling, coughing, sneezing and itching are a major downer any time of the year. Before you reach for the antihistamines, look around the house. Odds are you already have many of the tools—your appliances—that can reduce the level of allergens … Continue reading "Physicians share their allergy prevention advice"
With memories of massive snowfalls still fresh in the minds of many, it’s easy to forget that spring allergy season is just about here. When the first sniffles of spring strike, allergy sufferers may be tempted to hole up and avoid the outdoors. But the air inside may be just as bad or even worse, … Continue reading "Give the air in your home a spring cleaning"
If your child is one of the millions that suffer from allergies in the U.S., you know that it can be hard to control their symptoms. Reducing contact with airborne allergens like dust and pollen can help prevent the onset of symptoms in children. Here are a few steps you can take around the house … Continue reading "Tips for Managing your Child’s Allergies"
Think it’s too early to begin worrying about fall allergy season? Think again! According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), fall allergies can be especially bothersome to those who are allergic to pollen and ragweed. In particular, ACAAI states that hay fever and autumn leaves can trigger allergic reactions. They note: … Continue reading "Worrying about Fall Allergies?"