Preparing Your Home for Spring Allergies
Sneezing? Scratchy throat? Watery eyes? You’re not alone! Allergies affect more than 20 percent of Americans. Medications can help relieve allergy symptoms, but removing irritants from your home is a much more effective way to stop your stuffy nose, headache, itchy eyes, and shortness of breathe.
The first place to start is the allergist! There’s no point in making changes at home without knowing your particular allergies. Who knows, you might be allergic to cats and keeping your windows closed! Once you know what you are allergic to, then you’ll be able to identify preventative measures.
Once you’ve established what causes your allergies, work your way through the house eliminating specific allergens, starting with your bedroom. If dust is one of your problems, cover your mattress and pillows with zip-on dust mite covers. You spend so much of your day in bed, it’s the natural place to start!
Avoid trekking in trouble by placing two doormats at each entryway – one outside, one inside – to keep outdoor irritants from finding their way inside. Or, have your family and guests remove their shoes when they enter, so they don’t spread allergens around.
Another great way to diminish your spring allergy symptoms is to zap them from the air! Global Plasma Solutions, a pioneer in plasma technology (and available at BNG!), reduces airborne particles and kills viruses, bacteria and mold! The positive and negative ions generated in the HVAC system flow free into the occupied space through the forced air system. Once the GPS system works its magic, people with allergies have reported a reduction in symptoms and many have reported a reduction in required medication or no medication at all!
What measures are you currently taking to control your allergies? If you’re continuing to suffer, call BNG for an air quality analysis to see how we can help you keep allergens out of your home.