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Reduce the allergens in your home this winter

Reduce the allergens in your home this winter

Allergies can make us feel awful. As we wrap up another allergy season in Mankato, you might be planning how you can make it easier on yourself next year. One great way is to get prepared now, and blinds and shades are a surprisingly easy and effective way to help handle home allergens. Pella between-the-glass blinds can support you by collecting fewer allergens in your home.

According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, more than 50 million Americans deal with allergies annually. That translates into big costs for those affected by allergies. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates allergies cost Americans more than $18 billion each year. During that time, they also account for more than 4 million missed work days.

Even after allergy season finishes, many people still can’t breathe easy. Indoor irritants like dust, mold, pet dander and smoke can affect sufferers just as much as outdoor allergens, and they can stay all year. You may not have considered the allergens trapped in roomside window treatments, and the benefits that between-the-glass blinds and shades can have.

Many allergens can get trapped in typical roomside blinds. When you raise or lower them, you may be letting some of those allergens back into the air. Between-the-glass blinds can decrease the amount of allergens built up in your home. With less area available for allergens to settle, and being protected behind a pane of glass, between-the-glass blinds can help lessen the indoor allergens in your home.

Here are some more things you can try to reduce allergens in your home:

  • Dust and vacuum on a regular basis to help control the amount of dust mites in your home.
  • Make sure your pets aren’t irritating your allergies more by keeping them out of your bedroom and washing your pet’s toys regularly.
  • Curb mold growth in your home by quickly cleaning up water leaks or spills, cleaning roof gutters regularly, keeping indoor humidity low and keeping your air filters clean.

When you’re ready to learn more about how between-the-glass blinds or other easy steps that can help decrease allergens in your home, call the professionals in Mankato at 507-625-6933 or arrange an appointment with us online for an in-home consultation to help get your questions answered.

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