If you’re spending more time indoors during cold weather, you might notice an increase in allergy symptoms, such as sneezing, wheezing, and itchy, watery eyes. People spend as much as 90% of their time indoors in the winter. Many of us don’t realize it, but often the air indoors is more polluted with allergens than the air outdoors. This can trigger those allergy and asthma symptoms.
Common Indoor Allergens
While there is no pollen in the winter, there are still common allergens lurking indoors. According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, those allergens include pet dander, dust mites, indoor mold and cockroach droppings. It may not be possible to get rid of winter allergies entirely, but you can reduce exposure to allergens.
Prevent Indoor Allergens
There are many steps you can take to prevent indoor allergens in your home. First you should clean the inside of your home often by vacuuming carpets and upholstery regularly. Wash sheets weekly in hot water to kill dust mites, and use hypoallergenic cases for mattresses and pillows to keep dust mites trapped. You should also bathe your pets at least once a week, to cut down on the pet dander.
Eliminate Indoor Allergens
While you can try to prevent indoor allergens around your home, you can also remove them from your air with an air purifier. Our air purifiers use a 3-stage filtration system to reduce the amount of indoor allergens in your home. The nanoparticles in the EcoSilver pre-filter help prevent the growth of microorganisms on the filter, including bacteria and viruses. Our pre-filters are also made from natural coconut carbon that helps neutralize household odors from cooking, cleaning, smoking, and pets for a fresher home environment. True HEPA is the only filter that removes up to 99.97% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns. This includes smoke, dust, pollen, pet hair and dander, mold spores, and dust mite debris. Together they work to clean the allergens out of your home’s air.