Block Spring Pollen Tips & HEPA Air Purifier Giveaway
Posted by kevvyg on Friday, April 11, 2014
Not Dust. Not Bird Doo-Doo.  Pollen!Spring allergy season is fully upon us in many parts of the country. Locally, Atlanta has seen an average pollen count of 2,624 for each of the last nine days! As usual tree pollen is the primary culprit early in the season. If the iPhone was just a little better, I could have shared an image of a literal cloud of pollen blowing off the pines this weekend! So with all this going on what can you do? Sitting indoors during this beautiful part of the year, though not attractive, is an option. Medication is readily available, but many people don't like dealing with the side effects. Here are three simple products and tasks to help keep allergies under better control during this difficult time of the year.

First and foremost, you should try to limit your exposure. For many outdoor tasks this can mean squeezing them into different parts of the day when pollen levels and air quality is better. Typically, mornings are good since dew can help to keep pollen from becoming airborne, winds are generally lighter, and overall air quality is at its best. However, if you're outdoors, remember a few things. A quality allergy mask can be handy to have. Most are lightweight; many are washable; and all can help to prevent you from breathing in pollen while you're outdoors. When outdoors, wear something that you plan on taking off or changing when you go indoors. This means that when you're done, remove your shoes, jacket, hat, etc. at the door and set them aside. Just because there is pollen outside doesn't mean you should have to deal with it indoors as well. Once inside, wash up! If you're doing a more strenuous outdoor activity, you may not want to wear a mask, but if this is the case, flush your sinuses when you’re finished. This can rinse away any allergens trapped in your nose or nasal passages and remove the source of the irritation.

Two Free Boxes of Filterbags with Each Miele Marin VacuumMoving indoors, remember to vacuum! Just one walk to the mailbox outside is enough for me to leave greenish-yellow tracks on the rug at my front door. Vacuuming and dusting with sealed system, HEPA vacuum cleaner can keep spring pollen from started at your front door and being dispersed throughout your home. If you were considering a Miele HEPA vacuum, now might be a good time to choose one. In addition to Free Express Delivery (all but one model delivers in 1 or 2 business days), when you buy now you can get a year's worth of vacuum bags for free! The Miele filterbag trap all visible particles and features 9-ply filtration to remove large allergens while the certified HEPA filter removes all of the rest from not only your floors but also the air in your home.

Lastly, using a HEPA air purifier in your bedroom and can make all the difference in how well you sleep. We have long been proponents of creating a space in your home that is allergy friendly, and since most people spend more time in the bedroom than any other room, it is the best place to start! A high quality air purifier can filter out and trap common allergens like dust mites, dander, dust, and yes, pollen. Generally, it is best to set the air purifier on a low or medium setting and let it quietly do its work through the day and night.

Vornado AC500 HEPA Air PurifierWhile these things cannot cure your allergies, combined, they can go a very long ways toward reducing your exposure and limiting symptoms during this trying part of the year. To help you feel better and breathe easier, not only are we offering the free filterbags with each Miele vacuum, but we're also going to give away a Vornado HEPA Air Purifier! Sleek and powerful, the AC500 uses two HEPA filters and two activated carbon prefilters to remove large visible particles as well as pollen, dust and common household allergens. With four fan speeds, digital controls, replacement indicators and a five year warranty, this HEPA air purifier is effective, simply to operate and bound to provide years of allergy relief.

Using Rafflecopter, we're offering you several ways to enter, retweet, share on Facebook, etc. It's up to you how many chances you'd like to win, but sharing is caring! (And it's also a good way to increase your chances of winning!)

a Rafflecopter giveaway Author: KevvyG

On 4/11/2014 Deb wrote:
Great Giveaway!
On 4/11/2014 Deb wrote:
Here's my twitter link I forgot to put it up there!
On 4/11/2014 carole lezak wrote:
Using all of the suggestions. love the articles.
On 4/12/2014 becky wrote:
Great post. I'm just happy that I'm only allergic to cats! Although I do have them as a part of my family. Thanks to AchooAllergy and the products they carry we can all Co habitate.
On 4/12/2014 Christine Hill wrote: is allergy season.
On 4/12/2014 Angela wrote:
Awesome! Is this open to all of the U.S.?
On 4/12/2014 KevvyG wrote:
Yes,. There will likely be a small shipping charge for winners outside of the continental US but it's open to all.
On 4/13/2014 Lenda wrote:
With my silk masks and indoor HEPA filters, allergy season doesn't slow me down at all. Thanks for offering such great products!
On 4/13/2014 Lea f. wrote:
What a hepa Vornado Tornado. Too good to be true. Need to clean these dust bunnies and have clean air for my little baby who's being attacked by the cough bugs.
On 4/13/2014 Stephanie LaPlante wrote:
This would be more then awesome. Spring allergies are definitely a pain.
On 4/14/2014 sarah sar wrote:
ACHOOOOO!!! I need this for my hayfever.
On 4/14/2014 latanya wrote:
This would be great for our home
On 4/15/2014 Rachel RichShea wrote:
Just recently moved to AZ and my allergies have been horrible! This would be great!
On 4/15/2014 Darlene wrote:
Did you hear the one about the convict who had an allergy? He broke out.
By James Brink on the Readers Digest website
On 4/16/2014 betsy wrote:
would love to win this for my son! he has severe allergies
On 4/16/2014 Ben (Ada) wrote:
Awesome giveaway, thanks!
On 4/16/2014 Samantha wrote:
Your car kind of looks like mine right now with all the Oak Tree Pollen on it....I've got severe allergies this year, Allegra D doesn't even help anymore....I wish I could lock myself up in a tiny room with just that Air Purifier, myself and a glass of wine.
On 4/17/2014 Misty wrote:
HEPA - Help! Eliminate Pollen Allergies! H.E.P.A. Get it? ;)
On 4/18/2014 Dawn MayBradley wrote:
This would be great! My apartment always smells like the neighbors fried potatoes. Thanks for the chance!
On 4/21/2014 becky wrote:
Woohoo! I cannot believe I won! Thank you so much Achoo Allergy for all your wonderful products that I use daily to help with my cat and dust allergies. I don't know how I would live without my furbabies and you make it possible! I tell all my friends and coworkers about your site after they are surprised to find out that I'm allergic to, but own cats. Thank you!!!
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