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How to reduce allergens in the home this summer

How to reduce allergens in the home this summer

Three Ways to Reduce Allergens in your Home

Summer is here and the weather is warmer.  Summer is here and some of us are sneezing, coughing and rubbing our runny sore eyes. Yes, summer the time of year for allergies more than any other. Lowes loves its customers and has plenty of ways to help them enjoy the summer sunshine.  With a Lowes Money Off Coupon from We Are Coupons you save money on everything you need for a summer of fun.  Summer should be fun but allergies can ruin it for some people.  So how do you reduce the allergens in your home?  Here are 3 ways that are proven to reduce allergens and make life a little more comfortable for those who struggle.

The Right Air Filter

HVAC Systems pump air around the home and are used heavily during summer months to keep things cool.  At the heart of any HVAC system is its filters and these need regular cleaning and even replacement. Cleaning and replacing HVAC filters not only helps clean the air in and around the home it also looks after the HVAC system itself

Filter Size

When it comes to replacing the air filters it is important to ensure they are of the right size. The majority of HVAC systems use 1 inch thick filters but others require thicker filters as they force more air around, choosing the filters is important.  The quality of the filters also matters in terms of reducing allergens in and around the home.

Filter Quality

Performance is affected by the size and density of the material used, as well as the size and volume of the particles being filtered. Lower cost filt3rs use cheaper material that is less efficient at filtering allergens. You should look for filters made from material that captures microscopic particles including bacteria, mould spores and pollen.

It is best to seek advice when shopping for HVAC filters, especially if you are looking to prevent or reduce allergens in the summer months.

HEPA  filter for your vacuum

Your vacuum cleaner recycles dust and allergens and vacuuming at least twice a week is a sure way to reduce dust in the home. You can maximize the effectiveness of your vacuum cleaner if you use a vacuum with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter. HEPA filters are able to trap 99.97% of the particles that are .3 microns and larger.  As with HVAC filters you need to ensure you have the right HEPA filters. Many manufacturers claim to produce “HEPA Type”  filters that are not actually so. However,  real HEPA filters will have a serial number on them proving they are what they are.

Air Purifier

A final way to reduce allergens in the home this summer is to install and use air purifiers.  There are various sizes of air purifiers that suit most budgets. Small tabletop and floor air purifiers are affordable and clean the air in s single room with ease.  Air purifiers are ideal for those who suffer from Asthma and or suffer badly from allergies. Try and avoid air purifiers that generate ozone and look machines with higher Clean Air Delivery Rates, these will perform better and clean them to a higher level.

These few methods are the most effective way to reduce allergens in the home and will make summer happier for those who struggle with allergies.

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