I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Filtrete and received a gift certificate to thank me for taking the time to participate.
We’ve all been cooped up for months in the house out of the winter weather and we are just now beginning to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather!
That means it’s time for spring cleaning, fresh air and opening up the windows and letting the sun shine in and all the stale air out!
It also means time for an air filter change. We know we are supposed to change our air filters in our homes on a regular basis. One of the nice things I found on the Filtrete website was a FREE Filter Change Reminder!You can sign up on their website to have an email sent to you reminding you to change your filters as well as other reminders!
Growing up I don’t remember people having as much trouble with allergies as I hear about and experience myself now! Seems like more and more people are having issues with allergies.
According to this video: “How Clean Is Your Indoor Air? Get The Facts.” Indoor air can be 2-5 times worse than the air outside for your family! In fact, according to Dr. Alanna Levine, Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP), most people with allergies develop them during childhood!
So, if you’re looking for ways to help your family breathe easier at home, you may find that following Dr. Levine’s ABC’s to help maintain a healthier home environment for children exactly what you’re looking for:
- A is for Avoid: Whenever possible, avoid irritants that often trigger allergies, such as products made of feathers or down. Use hypoallergenic pillows on your child’s bed, and limit exposure to perfume, talcum powder, hair spray, air fresheners, fabric softeners or other strong odors or sprays. Strong fragrances and odors may aggravate allergy symptoms.
- B is for Balance: Maintain a consistent balance in the home to help minimize allergens. Keep the windows shut and use central air conditioning during high pollen seasons to help protect children from pollen particles that trees, grasses and weeds release into the air. These particles can harbor in the eyes, nose, and airways, causing allergy symptoms to flair for those allergic to pollen. Also, give children washable, non-allergenic stuffed toys when possible, and be sure to wash the ones played with the most on a weekly basis, in hot water at least 130 degrees Fahrenheit.
- C is for Change: Change items that are easy to neglect but are important for maintaining a healthier home, such as leaky faucets, pipes and other high moisture areas that are common places for mold growth. Don’t neglect their air in the home either. Change your filter every three months, and use a high performance filter, such as a Filtrete Elite Allergen Reduction Filter from 3M.
I know that we struggle with allergies in our family and I love those ideas. Honestly, I normally just treat the symptoms – now, I can hopefully help avoid them altogether!