Ways to Prevent Allergies At Home

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Despite all your best attempts at preventing colds, do you still suffer often from a runny nose, sneezing, and itchy eyes? The culprit behind these may not be germs but the irritants in the air which may be causing your chronic colds.

Mechanical and Natural Ways to Prevent Allergies at Home

The best way to get relief perhaps is to take your cues from other allergy sufferers and remove as much of those irritants as you possibly could.

Among the most common and powerful irritants are those microscopic creatures called dust mites, that thrive in warm, damp environment such as carpeting, upholstery and mattresses. Most households generate approximately 40 pounds of dust yearly for every 1,500 square feet, and an ounce of dust can contain around 40,000 mites!

To fight the invasion of mites and other irritants, many homeowners use portable air cleaners, but still get with disappointed with results.

The problem with most small air cleaners is that they won't effectively eliminate allergens from the air since they do not have adequate air moving through them. In fact, small air cleaning gadgets are somewhat overrated and are more about hype than its air purifying functions.

A better solution may be a whole-home air cleaner model. This type of air cleaner is to be installed by a professional contractor. As opposed to portable air cleaners, with the bigger air cleaners, the filters need to be changed only once yearly.

After installation, operation costs of a whole-home air cleaner would be about $40 a year, compared to about $200 a year expenses for portable units. Many homeowners may need ten portable HEPA air cleaners to get the same effectiveness of a single whole-home air cleaner.

The reason for purchasing air cleaners is to fight against airborne particles, such as pet dander, fungi, molds, bacteria and pollen.

To get the best results with any type of whole-home air cleaner, you must continuously run the fan on your home heating and cooling system.

Another way to clean your household air is to use plants. There are several types of plants that can also assist in purifying your indoor air. Your local garden store would be glad to give you suggestions on what air purifying plants would best grow in your area and climate.


Air Purifier, Allergens, Allergies, Allergy, Allergy Preventions, Clean Air, Colds, Sneezing

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