Beating Springtime Allergies at Home

Mon, Apr 17, 2017 at 4:40PM

Beating Springtime Allergies at Home

Springtime is known for its natural beauty in the form of fresh flowers, mild weather, and trees that are greener than ever.

Of course, for some, the return to spring means a return to allergies. Fortunately, there are a few ways you can prepare yourself and your home for the season ahead!

Take a look at today's blog to learn more.

Freshen up your filters

Anyone who's ever had allergies already knows one simple fact: you can't always prevent allergens from making their way into your home. You can, however, keep your air moving to prevent them from having an effect on your health. Accomplish this with frequent air filter changes.

While there's no one perfect timetable for when to change your filters, don't be afraid to do it more frequently--especially if you have pets, carpets, lots of people living in one house or any other factors that contribute to higher amounts of allergens.

Wash linens more frequently

If you already use hypoallergenic linens like pillowcases and comforters, you're off to a great start! But just because these items are made for people with allergies, doesn't mean you should wash them any less frequently. Keep them freshly washed (at least once a week or so) so that they have less chance to accumulate dust and allergens. Even though pollen is an outdoor allergen, it can make its way indoors and settle on your bedroom furniture--so keeping things fresh and clean is a great way to avoid that.

Get smart about home air conditioning

You probably already know that open windows in your home--while they sound great, and let in fresh air--can also let in unwanted allergens. Opt for air conditioning this spring instead. To save money, you can use a programmable thermostat that doesn't run unless someone is home and actually needs cooler air.

Try out new floor décor

Now might be a great time to rethink your flooring situation, or switch out your current area rug for a more seamless, open floor look.

Go minimalist

The minimalist design trend doesn't just look good--for many, it's a great way to cut down on excess furniture, linens, and belongings that can accumulate unwanted dust and other allergens. By cutting down on the clutter, you'll also be accomplishing a lot in the way of spring cleaning, so it's an added plus!

We hope that these tips help you enjoy a healthier, happier spring season!

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