How to Reduce Allergens in Your Bedroom

How to Reduce Allergens in Your Bedroom

While you may think that allergens only exist outdoors, you might be surprised to find out that your home may be filled with allergy-causing substances. Your bedroom is just one of the rooms in your home where allergens can run rampant, causing a barrage of symptoms including a headache, runny or … [Read more...]

3 Must-Have Appliances for Allergy Relief

3 Must-Have Appliances for Allergy Relief

If you suffer from allergies, you probably have a year’s supply of tissues and a full arsenal of symptom-reducing treatments in your medicine cabinet. While these supplies will help you battle your allergy attack, they won’t improve the air quality in your home. But there are several appliances that … [Read more...]

10 Allergy-Fighting Foods You Should Eat More Of This Fall

10 Allergy-Fighting Foods You Should Eat More Of This Fall

While fall is a time for changing leaves and serves as a welcome respite from hot summer temperatures, it is also a troublesome season for people who struggle with allergies. Up to 30 million people in the United States will start sneezing this fall due to allergies. Ragweed, a yellow-flowering … [Read more...]

Fall Allergies: How to Beat These Seasonal Symptoms

Fall Allergies: How to Beat These Seasonal Symptoms

Autumn days bring cooler temperatures that lure you outdoors. Along with the change in seasons comes a host of pesky airborne allergens just waiting to make you uncomfortable. If you experience sneezing and itchy eyes and ears, you may be a fall allergy sufferer. 4 Common Fall Allergens Known … [Read more...]

5 Natural Remedies to Help Fight Allergies in Your Home

Natural Remedies for Allergies

If you suffer from allergies, you can probably name a dozen over-the-counter and prescription medications that you’ve tried in an effort to tame your symptoms. You keep your favorites stocked in your medicine cabinet, have a supply of tissues in your purse and place a mini arsenal of remedies in … [Read more...]

Pets & Allergens: How to Get Rid of Odors and Dander

Pet Allergens

When you brought your pet home, you probably hadn’t planned on sneezing, wheezing and itching. Fido and Fluffy don’t mean to, but they can create havoc if you have allergies and asthma. Even if you aren’t allergic, airborne pet odors can be irritating. While many people think animal fur causes … [Read more...]

14 Homemade Cleansers That Won’t Irritate Your Allergies

DIY Cleansing Products

Commercial household cleaners often contain harsh chemicals and fragrances that can irritate allergies. But a few common kitchen products provide the perfect ingredients for natural cleaning products that are allergy friendly. You can make a variety of cleaning products from white vinegar, baking … [Read more...]

4 Tips to Minimize Allergy Symptoms While Gardening

Allergies & Flowers

Spring and early summer usher in both gardening and allergy seasons. But avid gardeners don’t have to choose between their hobby and allergy relief. Understanding a bit about how plants contribute to allergy symptoms can help gardeners develop a strategy for having a well-tended garden while … [Read more...]

12 Uncommon Triggers for Seasonal Allergies

Allergy Triggers

If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you probably know all the typical triggers — exposure to pollen, dust mites, mold and animal dander. And you probably know to minimize your symptoms — staying indoors when pollen counts are high, using air conditioners instead of open windows, use a air … [Read more...]

Top 5 Air Purifiers for Allergies

Best Air Purifiers

If you suffer from seasonal or chronic allergies, you know that relief can be hard to come by. You’ve probably seen a specialist and are a regular at the pharmacy, but you may still be wondering if there’s more you can be doing. Using an air purifier in conjunction with your other preventative … [Read more...]

6 Cleaning Tips to Help With Allergy Relief

It’s time for neighborhood barbeques, backyard pool parties and outdoor sporting events. Now that summer is officially here, your social calendar will undoubtedly fill up with fun-in-the-sun activities. Most people welcome the opportunity to be outside after a particularly harsh winter, but the … [Read more...]

The Complete Air Purifier Buyer’s Guide

Stop and consider the air around you. Over the years, a few disconcerting facts have become clear: As populations grow and emissions levels rise, air pollution has become a dire issue for city dwellers. In both city and rural communities, airborne allergens can hinder daily life, causing bothersome … [Read more...]

INFOGRAPHIC: Are You Ready For Spring Allergies?

Flowers are blooming. Birds are chirping. Now that the weather is finally beginning to warm up. If the only signs of the season more surefire than these are sneezing, coughing, itchy and water eyes, you may be a sufferer of spring allergies. Check out this infographic to find out what’s … [Read more...]

Activated Carbon Filters: What They Are & How They Work

If you use an air purification system, or are shopping for one, you may be familiar with activated carbon filters. With so many air purifier filters to choose from, you may wonder how an activated carbon filter works or what the benefits of using one are. Don’t let their small stature fool you; … [Read more...]

HEPA Filters: What They Are & How They Work

If you’re shopping for an air purifier, you’ve probably run across the term HEPA used in regard to filtration. You may be wondering what a HEPA filter is, or if you’ve heard of it, you may be wondering how it works. HEPA filtration is an important and popular form of air purification technology that … [Read more...]

Types of Patio Heaters Explained

During winter months people often find themselves trapped indoors because of the cold. Break the cabin fever and get outdoors sooner with the investment of a patio heater. They are a great way to make your deck, patio or other outdoor space a more desirable during fall and spring months allowing you … [Read more...]

The Differences Between a Cold and Allergies

How do you know if you have a cold or are experiencing symptoms of allergies? No one likes to have a runny nose, itching eyes, or a sore throat. These symptoms can be an indication of a common cold, or it could mean that you have allergies. It is quite possible for people to develop seasonal … [Read more...]

The Common Signs & Symptoms of Asthma

If you haven’t been diagnosed with asthma, you probably know someone that has. Asthma is a breathing disorder that occurs when the bronchial tubes become inflamed and these tubes fill up with a sticky secretion that makes it difficult to breath. People that have asthma may experience shortness of … [Read more...]

4 Reasons Why the IQAir HealthPro Plus has Won Consumers Digest “Best Buy” Award 4 Times

HealthPro Plus

This year marks the fourth time in a row that the IQAir HealthPro Plus has been awarded a Consumers Digest “Best Buy” above all other high-performance air purifiers.  Their five-year warranty, six fan speed selections, and four stages of filtration are stated by the publication to be the model’s … [Read more...]

What Are Gel Fireplaces?

As the name implies, gel fireplaces are fireplaces that use a specialty gel as a source of fuel. This can refer to an existing fireplace that has been modified for gel use, or a fireplace that has been specifically built and installed with gel use in mind. Either way, the use of gel fireplaces … [Read more...]