How to Reduce Allergens in Your Home #HealthierHome

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I am a Filtrete Brand blogger ambassador and was compensated for this post, but all opinions and selection of additional products used in this project are my own.

If you’re anything like me, you have a love/hate relationship with this time of year. That’s because the spring brings much more than just great weather and sun. It also brings with it…. the dreaded spring time allergies! You can run and hide all you want, but the allergies seem to always make it to you!

In fact, this year, we learned a very important lesson. When spring allergies began hitting my family hard, we sought relief inside of our home. Only then did we realize, we seemed to be hit much harder INSIDE than were outdoors. That’s because although homes are becoming more energy efficient, they are also trapping more pollutants! Indoor pollutant levels are generally 2 to 5 times higher than outdoor levels these days.

How to Reduce Allergens in Your Home During the Spring and Summer #HealthierHome

Pollen, dust, and mold spores are some of the most common indoor air pollutants, which lead to these pesky allergies.

Here are a few tips we took to reduce allergens in our home:

How to Reduce Allergens in Your Home During the Spring and Summer #HealthierHome

• Change your air filters regular. I use Filtrete Filters, and switch them regularly to help reduce air pollutants in my home.

• Open windows when dusting – No need to have a whirlwind of dust trapped inside your home

• Vacuum carpets after each and every time that you dust – This is important since what goes up, must come down. When you take the time to dust, it’s inevitable that these pollutants will be stirred into the air, and likely your carpet and furniture. After dusting (especially when it’s been awhile between dustings) be sure to vacuum your carpet and clean your furniture regularly.

These tips are great not only in the spring, but also year round. Homes can house many hidden allergens, and it’s important to be aware of them. Keep these in mind next time you find yourself rushing indoors when your allergies decide to strike!

How does your family combat spring allergies?

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10 thoughts on “How to Reduce Allergens in Your Home #HealthierHome

  • May 28, 2014 at 2:21 pm
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    My kids both have allergies :-( One is from pollen and one is from dairy products, peanut and dog. I vacuum a lot and have to make sure that I open the windows. I hate dusting though :-( Reply
  • May 28, 2014 at 5:11 am
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    Those are all great tips! i never thought to open windows after dusting. Reply
  • May 27, 2014 at 10:18 pm
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    My husband has terrible allergies and we live in a very dusty area so he's always changing the filters. Reply
    • May 28, 2014 at 6:23 am
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      Filters are a big thing! It's crazy how dirty they get in between changes Reply
  • May 27, 2014 at 7:44 pm
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    Great tips! My daughter and hubby suffer from allergies, this year has been awful for them! Reply
    • May 28, 2014 at 6:24 am
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      I hold on tight to my bladder this time of year because of how much sneezing goes on! Reply
  • May 27, 2014 at 7:22 pm
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    such Great Tips & Ideas Thank You! Reply
  • May 27, 2014 at 4:50 pm
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    You know indoor plants also help to clean your air. I would put a few plants in each room. Also I like to get those fabreeze allergen reducing spray and spray it on my carpets and bedding after I dust and vaccum. Also cleaning out the air vents will help. Reply
    • May 28, 2014 at 6:25 am
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      We haven't cleaned the air vents since moving in 4 years ago! That definitely is something that gets over looked and needs to be done Reply
  • May 27, 2014 at 4:07 pm
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    My allergies have been the worst this year that they have ever been. Changing filters is imperative for allergy sufferers. Reply

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