Monday, December 15, 2014

Suprise! Dust is Bad for Allergies...

Did you know that one of the best ways to say goodbye to allergies from dust, is to say goodbye to clutter? When you suffer from an allergy to dust, some of your worst symptoms come from items in your home. Give your nose a break and tell your clutter to take a hike! 

Understanding a dust allergy is the first step in taking back your home. The American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology states that if you suffer from a dust allergy you may have the following symptoms; sneezing, runny nose, red, itchy eyes, wheezing, and skin irritation.

 "People with dust allergies often suffer the most inside their own homes or in other people’s homes. Oddly enough, their symptoms often worsen during or immediately after vacuuming, sweeping and dusting. The process of cleaning can stir up dust particles, making them easier to inhale." Source

It's recommended by The American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology to install a high-efficiency media air filter.

If you are looking to try a new air filter in your home, check out the Antimicrobial air filter! This air filter helps control molds, bacteria, mildew, and other airborne microorganisms. Just install your air filters and leave your system's fan on to act like a whole home air filter.

When you have a clutter of a mess, it's hard to know where to start. 

  1. Replace your air filters! Dirty air filters will circulate dust throughout your home. 
  2. Overwhelming bookshelf? Donate ones you can part with to a local book store. 
  3. Organize your craft closet and donate things you won't ever use again to some lucky students.
  4. Discard & Recycle newspapers, magazines, and junk mail.
  5. Clean out your vacuum!