How to Convert Your Wood or Gas Fireplace to Electric

How to Convert Your Wood or Gas Fireplace to Electric

Fireplaces do a lot more for your home than just add warmth. They create a comforting ambiance in the winter, inviting family and friends to gather round. They provide an ideal location for romantic evenings, and you can’t beat the heat a fireplace produces on a crisp winter day. Wood & Gas … [Read more...]

4 Types of Fire Pits

4 Types of Fire Pits

Who doesn’t love sitting around a warm, toasty campfire? It adds comfort and ambiance to a crisp evening where family members and friends gather to roast marshmallows and tell stories. A fire pit is also a great addition to your backyard, adding spice to an otherwise dull space. Many areas of the … [Read more...]

The Best Fireplaces for Small Homes & Apartments

The Best Fireplaces for Small Homes & Apartments

There is something safe and comforting about the look and feel of an indoor fireplace, aside from the abundance of heat it can provide. Traditional fireplaces take up a lot of space though, and they are generally reserved for people who own detached homes or who rent top-floor units. However, thanks … [Read more...]

How Cold Weather Can Increase Your Asthma Symptoms

How Cold Weather Can Increase Your Asthma Symptoms

If you suffer from asthma, then you know that there is most definitely a connection between this uncomfortable condition and the weather. Just as an arthritis patient can often tell when it is about to rain because they can feel it in their bones, an asthmatic can often tell when the weather is … [Read more...]

Can Humidifiers Help With Dry Skin?

Can Humidifiers Help With Dry Skin?

Humidifiers replace moisture loss that can cause dry, itchy skin. Dry, itchy skin can happen to anyone, at anytime. But it’s most prevalent during the winter when low humidity, harsh winds and indoor heating can deplete skin’s natural moisture layers. When the outer layer of skin is well … [Read more...]

The Art of Saving Money with a Supplemental Heater

The Art of Saving Money with a Supplemental Heater

While you’re planning your next fall excursion to check out the lovely foliage, it’s the perfect time for you to start thinking about supplemental heating for the winter season that will blow in before you know it. Even with a perfectly working HVAC unit your heating bills can be enough to send you … [Read more...]

The Itchy Truth About Hypoallergenic Dogs

The Truth About Hypoallergenic Dogs

If you or a family member is allergic to dogs but you’d really like to add a friendly pooch to your life, the common recommendation would be to get be a hypoallergenic dog. It is widely believed that hypoallergenic dogs are far less likely to trigger allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. But … [Read more...]

What You Need to Win the War Against Allergies

What You Need to Win the War Against Allergies

If you have allergies, you know it’s a constant battle. Here's your arsenal. While there's not much you can do about the outside air, there are many tools you can use to remove as many allergens as possible from your indoor surroundings. Depending on your specific allergies and the climate you … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Allergy-Proof Your Windows

5 Tips to Allergy-Proof Your Windows

With their direct access to the outdoors, windows provide a main point of entry for pesky dust and allergens. You can help prevent asthma and allergy symptoms from flaring up by allergy-proofing your windows. Try the following five tactics to help you keep outdoor allergens at bay. 1. Keep it … [Read more...]

How Humidifiers Can Help With Asthma Symptoms

How Humidifiers Can Help With Asthma Symptoms

Individuals living with asthma are well aware of the precise balance of humidity they require in the environment to breathe properly. If the air is too dry, one set of symptoms will crop up, and if the air is too humid, a whole new set of problems is ready to appear. While asthma is a chronic … [Read more...]

FAQs: Air Purifiers

FAQs: Air Purifiers

Wondering if purchasing an air purifier is the right decision for you? Choosing to invest in cleaner air is an important one. Here at AllergyAndAir.com, we try to answer your questions before you even know what to ask. Here are just a few of the most commonly asked air purifier questions we … [Read more...]

The 5 Most Common Types of Air Purifiers

The 5 Most Common Types of Air Purifiers

It may come as no surprise to see that air purifiers come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colors. What's more important to notice, though, is not all air purifiers work the same. In fact, different types of air purifiers employ different technologies when cleansing the air you breathe. It is … [Read more...]

How Air Purifiers Help Eliminate Smoke & Odor

How Air Purifiers Help Eliminate Smoke & Odor

The air we breathe is contaminated with a number of irritants and pollutants. Unfortunately, some of us may never notice these airborne irritants, but to the millions of those suffering from the harmful exposure of smoke and/or odors, clean air can mean a healthier and better quality of life. Are … [Read more...]

How Air Purifiers Help Kill Mold Spores

How Air Purifiers Help Kill Mold Spores

Do you have mold in your home? If you live in a humid climate or have experienced a water leak in your home, you know that mold can be an ongoing health concern for both you and your loved ones. Mold growth can happen in any humid environment and once it has appeared, can be tough to eliminate … [Read more...]

How an Air Purifier Can Help Asthma Symptoms

How an Air Purifier Can Help Asthma Symptoms

Do you suffer from asthma symptoms? You are not alone. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, an estimated 25 million Americans suffer from asthma, an estimated 5 million of those sufferers are under the age of 18. Asthma is also the most common chronic illness in children … [Read more...]

How Humidifiers Can Help With Allergies

How Humidifiers Can Help With Allergies

If you suffer from allergies, you might come to despise the changing of the seasons and the pollen floating through the air. Even if you shut yourself inside for days on end, there are still several allergens in your home that can irritate your respiratory system and skin. Consider buying a … [Read more...]

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...]