Room air cleaners: Your ally against 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"

Your appliance cleaning checklist

It’s tough to imagine tackling the various spring cleaning projects around your home without essential cleaning appliances like vacuums, washers and dryers. In fact, some of your appliances are so essential to keeping your home clean that it’s easy to forget that cleaning your appliances should also be part of the annual springtime ritual of … Continue reading "Your appliance cleaning checklist"

Looking for allergy relief? Your humidifier or dehumidifier could help!

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!"

Physicians share their allergy prevention advice

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"

Give the air in your home a spring cleaning

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"

Tips for Managing your Child’s Allergies

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"

Worrying about Fall 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?"

Allergy Season is Coming: Are You Prepared?

The good news for the millions of Americans who suffer from allergies is that they can take action against symptoms before they start. Dust and pollen are common airborne allergens that cause these symptoms. Here are some everyday steps you can take to help you avoid them. Keep windows closed in the car and at … Continue reading "Allergy Season is Coming: Are You Prepared?"

Shopping Ideas to Fight Indoor Air Pollutants

When planning to do your holiday shopping – both for gifts and for decorations, it’s important to consider any allergy sufferers on your list. That’s because many allergens associated with yuletide can quickly turn celebrations into sneezin’ season. Before you deck the halls with decorations, remember this: artificial trees and ornaments tend to build up … Continue reading "Shopping Ideas to Fight Indoor Air Pollutants"

Indoor Air Pollution is a Big Threat in Winter Months

You may think that allergies are most troublesome in the spring, but there are actually higher pollution levels in the winter months.  According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor pollution is 2 to 5 times higher than it is outdoors, and when people are weatherproofing the cold air out, they are also sealing airborne … Continue reading "Indoor Air Pollution is a Big Threat in Winter Months"