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A few weeks ago, when I cracked the windows open to greet the fresh, brisk air, my full intent was to blow the germs that have been manifesting in the air our of our home. I love spring, fresh air and the thought that I am whisking away germs, but in reality that is not what happens when you open the windows(I can pretend though). Fresh air is a welcome scent to any set of nostrils and getting that ‘hometopia’ out of the house as my mom calls it is wonderful. What you may not realize is that opening up the windows only makes way for pollen to enter the home and dirt! It is kind of a vicious circle, we open up the house to feel cleaner and in reality pollen, dirt, debris and any dust in the house kind of just really get stirred up, but there are effective ways to conquer germs, dust, and pollen. It would seem that both indoor and outdoor air are filled with harmful allergens but a proper air purifier can help keep your home safe from all of this! Here are a few tips on keeping that house air clean.
Let’s take a peek at how to get that dust, dander and pollen under control in your home and then how to purify the air.
- Keep dust under control: Clean tables, shelves, lamp shades and electronics with a damp cloth to ensure dust doesn’t float into the air. Avoid throw rugs when possible; uncluttered and bare floors are best. Don’t do those dry dusting rags, or poms as they just shove the dust and debris all over, and they don’t help, they just spread the dust and particles.
- Love your vacuum: Vacuum carpets, wood floors and tile at least two times per week. It is helpful to have a canister that you can empty as you go and see the results.
- Clean the air you breathe: Use an air purifier with a True HEPA filter in common areas of the home and in the bedroom. We have been using a Fellowes AeraMax air purifier and seeing great results.
- Prevent pet dander: While most doctors suggest that people allergic to animal dander avoid household pets with feathers or fur, if you’re an animal lover, keep the animal out of the bedroom and don’t forget to brush the animal’s coat, and then follow with a lint brush which will whisk away all those detached hairs and not harm the pet.
- Keep pollen outside: You can reduce the number of outdoor allergens such as pollen and mold from entering the home by keeping windows and doors closed and setting the air conditioner on re-circulate. Make sure to scrub your screens and door tracks. If you are mowing the lawn, close the windows, as the grass particulates will travel inside and turn things green and flare those allergies for those prone.
As noted above, an easy way for people to combat allergy symptoms is by using an air purifier with a true HEPA filter, such as one from the Fellowes AeraMax line. Their sleek design and ultra-quiet operation make them the perfect home companion as they silently remove 99.97% of the invisible indoor pollutants (pet dander, mold, allergens, etc.)
Why do I like the Fellowes AeraMax 2000 air purifier? To be quite honest, there is NO assembly, it is plug in and go and it actually just monitors the air quality and automatically adjust the fan speed to keep the air purified. It’s that simple, you just buy it, plug it in and go, my kind of easy. When the light changes from blue to red, we change the filters and keep the air purified.
Keeping your air clean has never been easier. Keep the dust, dander and pollen under control and then once you are cleaned up, try out the Fellowes AeraMax 200 air purifier and keep all those allergies under control! It’s Spring, and everything is bloom, don’t let your allergies bloom, keep ahead of them!