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Tips to Help Allergy-Sufferers Thrive This Spring

3 Spring Cleaning Tips for Better Air Quality 

With winter gone, people start making plans for spring. Unfortunately for many people, spring plans and activities will be hampered by allergies. While most people enjoy the change of seasons, for others, spring is only a reminder of their terrible symptoms. Those who suffer from allergies should pull out all the stops to keep allergies at bay. 

Luckily, there are many things that people can do to insulate themselves from the worst of allergy season. Dealing with allergies has everything to do with the air quality that people expose themselves to. During this season, turn to the experts and learn what they recommend to help with allergies. Here are their top tips for beating allergies. 

Let in the Fresh Air

window This tip may cause some raised eyebrows. It seems counterproductive to get away from allergens by opening the windows and letting them in, but there is a method that can greatly help reduce allergy symptoms. Allergies are usually worsened by exposure to pollen in the air during the spring. 

However, low-grade allergies can be present in individuals with lots of dust and mold in their living space. Dust and mold are present because of stagnant air. Opening the windows can flush these two allergens out and lessen the allergens that someone is exposed to while also freshening up their indoor air. 

To make this strategy more effective:

  • Watch weather forecasts and wait for days with low pollen counts
  • Wait for days where the wind is at a minimum
  • Crack windows for a few hours at a time
  • Sometimes the nighttime is best because lower wind and higher humidity helped settle natural allergens. 

Change Out and Upgrade Air Filters 

The main arrow in the quiver of allergy patients is their air conditioner’s air filters. Keeping clean filters year-round is one of the best practices to improve lung health. Make sure filters get changed every three months, but more frequent changes may be helpful for homes with people who suffer from allergies. 

Spending a little more on air filters may help reduce allergies as well. More expensive air filters remove more particles from the air, meaning people will be exposed to less. Look for filters with a MERV rating of at least 11 or higher. 

Reduce Dust in the Home 

When it comes to allergies, it’s all about reducing the total number of attacks on the lungs. This means that lowering the amount of environmental dust can help reduce allergies to spring pollen. Spring cleaning is important for allergy-sufferers because it allows them a chance to deep clean the home. Over the winter, dust builds up in a house. It is apparent on flat surfaces and hanging in the air, but it also hides in other places. To reduce the amount of total dust in the home:

  • Wash bedding
  • Launder curtains
  • Vacuum everything, including furniture like the sofa
  • Dust surfaces with dust-locking clothes
  • Scrub bathroom surfaces that might harbor mold
  • Wash and groom pets


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