Allergy season can be a rough time for people who suffer from allergies. While allergies are worse outside, allergens can get inside the home as well and there are many ways this happens. In order to reduce your allergy symptoms, you need to prevent this from happening and here are some tips on how to keep those allergens away from your home.
Avoid Outside Air
One way you can prevent pollen from entering your home is by avoiding as much outside air from getting in as you possibly can. This means keeping the doors and windows closed. Run the air conditioner in your home to reduce humidity and to keep your house cool instead. Purchase air filters that have a MERV rating of 8 to 10, because they work more efficiently to keep out pollen and reduce your allergy symptoms. Make sure to change the filters regularly, too. If the filters with a higher MERV rating are too expensive to change frequently, stick to the cheaper ones but change them often. An air purifier may help control the number of allergens in the air as well.
Clean Your Home
Another way to rid your home of pollen is to clean it often. This means vacuum at least once a week. To get the most out of your vacuum, purchase one that is asthma and allergy friendly as it will keep the allergens from getting back into the air. Make sure to vacuum the furniture as well as the floors, especially if you own pets, as your pets might bring in allergens from the outside. Make sure to clean the pet's bedding as well. Consider carpet cleaning to get the allergens out of the floors, as it will more effectively remove allergens by washing the carpet clean of anything in it.
Change Your Clothes
You can also prevent indoor allergens by changing into a different pair of clothes when coming inside. When you come inside, leave the clothes somewhere like the garage, where they will not affect the rest of your home. After washing your clothes, do not let them air dry outside. Make sure you wash your clothes and bed sheets regularly to remove the allergens from them.
Taking steps such as cleaning more often and controlling the air quality of your home can make a big difference in reducing your allergy symptoms. While allergy season can be a pain, you can ease your symptoms with the tips above.
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Emma Sturgis is a freelance writer based out of Boston, Mass. She writes most often on health and education. When not writing, she enjoys reading and watching film noir. Say hi on Twitter @EmmaSturgis2
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