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Prepare Your Indoor Environment for Allergy Season with Vornado' Central - Articles Surfing

Modern medicine helps millions of allergy sufferers with over-the-counter drugs and prescription-based remedies that treat symptoms once they strike. But ask any allergy sufferer you know: they'd rather prevent symptoms altogether!

There are many steps you can take to allergy-proof your environment and help avoid allergy triggers. Here are some recommendations to help you prepare for allergy season this year.

Windows

Pollen dances on the wind like Olympic figure skaters on ice. If you don't keep your windows closed, you'd better invest in more Kleenex. Allergy sufferers who are sensitive to outdoor pollen may want to keep windows closed and use air conditioning instead.

Pets

Pet dander and saliva are some of the most common allergens. If you have indoor pets, bathe them frequently and launder any linens they come into contact with.

Laundry

Mold loves to grow on wet clothes. If you leave your clothes in the washer for any period of time after the cycle is finished, you run the risk of wearing moldy, allergy-inducing clothes. Remove your clothes from the washing machine promptly and save yourself from constant sneezing fits.

Bathrooms

Another place mold loves to grow is in your bathroom: on shower curtains, towels, and tiles. Invest in effective mold-killing solutions and clean your bathrooms at least once a week.

Bedrooms

If your allergies are severe, you may want to consider plastic covers for pillows, mattresses, and box springs. Also, wash your bedding once a week in hot water.

Carpets and Rugs

Dust, mold, and other allergens thrive in throw rugs and carpets. Limit your use of rugs throughout the house and vacuum at least twice a week. If you must have rugs, make sure they are washable.

Blinds and Drapes

Long drapes are a dust molecule's Cancun; replace them with window shades. Venetian blinds require frequent dusting.

Cleaning

Many of these recommendations require some old-fashioned elbow grease. But remember: cleaning is the fastest way to an allergy attack, if you don't properly protect yourself! Wear a mask and gloves when cleaning, vacuuming or painting to limit dust and chemical exposure.

Filter the Air

No matter how much cleaning and maintenance you do, you've lost half the battle if you're not purifying your air. It is absolutely critical to invest in an effective, Energy Star-qualified air purifier for your bedroom, home, and office.

The Vornado' Air Quality System 500 Whole Room Air Purifier uses Vornado's signature Vortex Technology to effectively circulate and filter all the air in the room for a new level in indoor air quality satisfaction. Created with the allergy sufferer in mind, the AQS 500 uses two filters designed to trap dust, pollen, pet dander, smoke, bacteria, mold spores and dust mite debris. This Energy Star-qualified product is capable of six air changes per hour. For more information on Vornado's AQS 500 Whole Room Air Purifier and their dynamic catalog of air circulators, fans, heaters, humidifiers, filters and fans, go to www.vornadocentral.com.

Submitted by:

Ethan Luke

Vornado - VornadoCentral.com offers Vornado fans, air circulators, heaters and humidifiers with Vornado's exclusive Vortex technology that makes other fans obsolete!



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