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Fall Allergy Survival Guide

Fall Allergy Survival GuideThough many people may associate allergy season with springtime, the fall is frequently just as menacing for people coping with allergies or asthma. As WebMD enumerates, common allergy triggers, including ragweed pollen, mold, and dust mites, are all prevalent during the fall. The Fall Allergy Survival Guide highlights some of the top ways to help you combat these seasonal allergies:

  • Use window filters - As summer temperatures drop and before the winter cold sets in, many of us look forward to leaving our windows open. Fresh air circulating throughout the home is a wonderful way to filter out old, stale air, and who doesn't enjoy a brisk fall breeze? But you don't want to make allergies worse by letting in one of fall's biggest allergy triggers: ragweed pollen. Window Filters Can Trap PollenThe Safeguard Window Filter eliminates 92% of ragweed pollen, keeping it from entering your home. This window filter also keeps out some harmful fumes and pollutants from nearby busy roads, and it won't let in rain, snow, or wind.

  • Maintain your furnace - Before you turn your furnace on for the first time, make sure your heating ducts are clean. You can go with a professional duct cleaning service or at a minimum, vacuum off all of your cold air return vents and warm air registers. Otherwise, you may circulate mold spores, pollen, and dust that have settled there throughout the summer. Also make sure that your furnace filters have been recently replaced so the filters work at their full capacity. The Ultra Allergen Filter is Filtrete's most effective furnace filter, capturing at least 93% of particles such as pollen, mold, and dust. SafeHome Furnace Filters also capture particles, but offer the additional protection of capturing chemicals and other hazardous fumes in order to promote the healthiest indoor air. Newtron Contractor's Choice Permanent Air Filters provide lower energy costs, more even temperatures throughout the home, and faster heating and cooling, all while capturing up to 96% of impurities from your indoor air.

  • Boneco Ultrasonic HumidifiersSupplement heater use with a humidifier - Though lingering summer humidity may make humidifiers seem unnecessary, once the heater comes on, you may need to counter the drying effect that cranking up your furnace can have on your indoor air environment. Dry air can contribute to nasal irritation, eczema aggravation, and other increased allergy symptoms. Dried nasal passages inhibit your body's first line of defense against things like the flu virus, and can actually increase the risk of illness. All of these things can be mitigated with reliable home humidifier. In addition, humidifiers can offer safe relief for children suffering from cold and allergy symptoms, especially as sickness increases with the advent of both cold weather and school. We offer a wide range of humidifiers, including ultrasonic humidifiers, warm mist humidifiers, cool mist humidifiers, and impeller humidifiers, in order to fit your individual preferences and needs.

  • Blueair Air PurifiersInvest in an air purifier - A quality air purifier is one of the most important and effective investments you can make in your family's health, and the fall allergy season is a great time to make use of this invaluable resource. Our HEPA air purifiers remove a minimum of 99.97% of airborne allergens from your indoor environment, providing you with a steady stream of clean, allergen-free indoor air. Use our Air Purifier Buying Guide to help you select which air purifier is right for you. In brief, however, Blueair Air Purifiers are among our most powerful as well as our quietest units. And Austin Air Purifiers are our top selling air purifying units.

  • Vacuum frequently - As the weather gets colder, people and pets spend more time indoors. And your home probably won't get the benefit of open windows. These conditions combine to create indoor environments with high concentrations of allergens. Frequent vacuuming, especially with a HEPA filter-equipped vacuum cleaner such as the Miele Marin Canister Vacuum Cleaner or the Miele Kona Canister Vacuum Cleaner, provides excellent protection against the accumulation of irritating and harmful indoor allergens during the colder fall and winter months.

  • Allergen MaskGuard against exposure to mold - No Allergy Survival Guide would be complete if it ignored protecting you while outdoors! Piles of leaves collecting in yards and by the sides of roads offer the perfect place for mold propagation. Protect against undue exposure while doing yard work, walking, or any outdoor activity by wearing a mask such as the Silk Comfort Mask, which is comfortable, breathable, and hand washable. Or, read through our Allergy Mask Buying Guide to help find the right mask for you.