Very important: Buy a HEPA filer vacuum. Regular vacuums allow very small dust particles and allergens to be blown out while vacuuming. A HEPA filter captures smaller particles and the filters can either be cleaned or replaced. Other tips: a) buy allergen covers for pillows and a bed mattress and wash regularly; b) when doing yard work, take off clothes immediately when back in the house; ; c) we have an "Ionic Air Purifier" for the bedroom that captures dust (again, can be cleaned and wiped off regularly); and d) we run a warm air humidifier all winter. I have allergy-related asthma and these tips have really helped.
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use a fan for a short time when windows are open. even in winter it freshens air quicker. Happy 2016
Done these things for years. Depending on the social occasion, I even ask friends to take shoes off at the door. In New England it is a common thing for people to take shoes off before entering the home of others. I used to take some ballerina slippers with me when visiting.
I'm surprised he didn't mention the use of a dehumidifier, especially in the winter when windows are closed. Dehumidifiers can keep down dust mites, eliminate mould issues and help control bacteria. Your floors and furnishings are protected and your health improves with the use of a dehumidifier.
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