6 Tips to Reduce Allergens In Your Home
Summer is the time for going outdoors and enjoying the warm weather. While it is fun to go out and enjoy the summertime air, it is important to keep other summer things from coming back into your home with you. Just like the temperature, allergens are at a rise every year. Finding ways to reduce the allergens in your home can be tricky, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are some simple tips and tricks to help keep your home allergen-free to make sure you can enjoy the summertime without the effects of allergies.
1. Cleaning Dust from your Home
Learning how to keep dirt from coming through windows or entering your home is a full-time job in and of itself during the summer. Dusts and dirt seem to come out of thin air and with no end in sight. One common mistake homeowners make when it comes to cleaning dust in the home is the tools that we use to clean. Many people think feather dusters are the best way to collect the dust, but, in reality, dusters just push the debris around. Microfiber towels are the newest solution for effectively trapping dirt and dust in even the hardest-to-reach areas like your ceiling fans, blinds, and curtains. This small switch in cleaning tools can make a large difference in reducing allergens in your home.
2. Replacing your Filters
Filters have, and always will be, the unsung hero in reducing allergens in your home and cars. They can be the knight in shining armor when it comes to protecting your home and your family from unwanted allergens. The best way to keep these heroes at max efficiency is to make sure they are consistently replaced at the right time. Staying on top of replacing your filters is essential to allowing them to do their job. The general rule of thumb is to replace these filters every 90 days, or 3 months, to maintain maximum efficiency. Additionally, make sure that the filters you are using are HEPA filters so that you are protected from even the smallest dust particles. This small tip can help keep even the tiniest particles of dust and dirt from coming into your home.
3. Keep the Pollen Out
The summer is all about warm weather, bodies of water, and, unfortunately, POLLEN. Pollen is the seasonal antagonist in the story of the millions of people that suffer from allergies. There are tons of little things you can do to help keep pollen out of your home. Wiping off your clothes before walking in can help a small amount. Removing or washing shoes before you enter your home can also go a long way in your efforts to ward off pollen. The main defense against pollen entering your home, however, is to have tightly sealed windows and good air conditioning that will work together to keep pollen from infesting the air inside your home. Luckily, CitiQuiet can help you directly with this initiative- which we will touch on in an upcoming recommendation.
4. Invest in the Right Vacuum
There are infinite possibilities when it comes to the type of vacuum you purchase for your home. When searching for the right vacuum, make sure you consider how well it does with reducing allergens. At the end of the day, having a vacuum that does its job right is key for your efforts in reducing allergens from your home. A good vacuum is one tool that is worth spending the extra money on. Many well-made vacuums can last for many years and have HEPA filters to pick up the stubborn dirt that never seems to come up. Who knew a vacuum could have such an impact on reducing allergens in your home?
5. Sealed From the Inside Out
Keeping your home sealed from the outside noise and air pollutants can change the way you live. CitiQuiet soundproof windows have been proven to do both. They offer a 99 percent reduction in unwanted dirts and drafts from the outside air. Additionally, their soundproofing ability can eliminate 95 percent of noise pollution, helping your quality of life and productivity and lowering your stress levels. These benefits can help you create your own world inside your own home.
6. Air Conditioning
Having a good air conditioner can work wonders when it comes to reducing allergens in your home. During the summer, however, keeping your air conditioning running can come with a hefty price tag. This is where CitiQuiet windows can make all the difference. Most windows exist to show off a view or let in natural life. CitiQuiet windows take it to the next level. As mentioned, CitiQuiet windows keep out noise and air pollution, but they also offer another key benefit that sets them apart. For CitiQuiet windows, it’s not only about what they keep out…but also what they keep in.
CitiQuiet soundproof windows are also energy efficient with moisture, thermal, and humidity control. They prevent drafts and seal your home which means your cool, clean air can stay inside your house. That is something you, your family, and your wallets will be very thankful for all year round so that you avoid breaking the bank on your electric bills!
You no longer have to wonder about how to reduce allergens in your home. WIth CitiQuiet windows, the unwanted dirts, dust, pollens, and sounds will stay outside where they belong so that your home is clean and serene every day!
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