How Filtration Plays an Important Role in Allergy Defense

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Let’s talk indoor allergies. Most of us think that people with allergies suffer mostly during the spring and summer months. That’s not necessarily true. They also suffer during the winter months as well. Did you know that there is an estimated 50 million people who suffer with either indoor or outdoor allergies? Some suffer with both. If you suffer with indoor allergies, there are steps that you can take to help relieve the symptoms. The biggest challenge of course is in identifying the allergens that trigger the symptoms. Using proper filtration in your home is the first step in finding relief from whatever indoor allergen (dust, dust mites, molds, pet dander) that is making you miserable!

Whether you are stuck inside your home during the cold winter months or getting ready to start enjoying flowers blooming in the spring, having a high-efficiency media filter with a MERV rating of 11 or 12 in your furnace or air conditioning unit is a must! You want to be using an air filter that captures at least 99.97% of all particles that are 0.3 microns in diameter, or larger.

One major trigger for indoor allergies is dust. If dust is your enemy, having a great media filter that will help remove particulates floating around in your home is the way to go.  Remember to use a damp cloth when dusting so that you aren’t just spreading the dust around, sending it airborne. Using a vacuum with a HEPA filter also helps to capture the dust that has settled on your floors or carpets after dusting furniture. Also, keep those air vents and air returns clean. If you change your air filter at least every three months, you will help keep the air clean year round in your home. Another thing to consider is to have your heating and air conditioner units inspected and serviced every six months.

If you are having problems with humidity in your home, using a hygrometer to measure the humidity is helpful. You want the humidity level below 55%. If you live in a state where it is humid and sticky (like Florida), a dehumidifier might give you some relief.

Whatever indoor allergies you may suffer with, know that relief is just a filter away!  Defend yourself by finding out what will work best for you by visiting and start getting that well deserved good night sleep!

How to Avoid Pollen Health Effects


It’s that time of year when you walk outside and your car is covered by yellow dust. Also that time of year when you’re outside for 30 seconds and you start sneezing (not fun, is it?)

Pollen negatively affects human health in a variety of ways. When the pollen count is high, many experience:

  • Runny and/or stuffy nose
  • Itchy eyes
  • Sneezing
  • Respiratory problems such as asthma.

These symptoms could be contributed to a pollen allergy, typically referred to as hay fever.

Weeds, grasses, trees, and some shrubs are the common culprits for pollen. Weeds have commonly been determined to be the most productive of pollen producers and are identified as the plant that causes the most allergies.

How does pollen cause my symptoms?

When pollen is inhaled through the nose and throat, the body experiences an immune response that results in hay fever, because it attaches to the cells and creates histamine. It is this releasing of histamine that causes the symptoms of pollen allergy.

How can I avoid pollen?

The most overlooked way to avoid pollen is a simple change of your home air filter. Air filters are proven to reduce many of the common airborne contaminants, such as pollen, from the air you breathe. In addition to changing your air filter on a regular basis, here are some other things you can do to avoid pollen this spring:

  1. Stay indoors, being sure to keep windows closed during high pollen counts
  2. Wash hair before going to bed at night to avoid sleeping in pollen that accumulated in the air during the day
  3. Make sure outdoor pets are bathed before coming inside. This can prohibit the distribution of pollen on furniture and carpets
  4. Consider the use of an air filter and possibly even an air purifier in your home for more protection from pollen and other contaminants such as dust mites and viruses

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This spring, you don’t have to let pollen get the best of you. By regularly replacing the air filters around the home and being more mindful of local pollen counts, you can find yourself winning the battle against pollen.

Baby Nursery Allergy & Asthma Relief – Austin Air Purifiers

Austin Air Babys Breath Air Purifier HM205

When you buy the Austin Air HM205 Baby’s Breath Allergy Machine from February 5, 2013- February 19, 2013, you will receive a FREE GWP (gift with purchase) of the Austin Air HM205 pre-filter. This GWP (a $22 value) will be shipped separately from your Austin Air Baby’s Breath Allergy Machine. This gift applies to the following models:

It is a natural instinct to keep your loved ones safe from harm, but unfortunately it’s the dangers we can’t see that can be detrimental to their health. Unseen dangers, such as airborne contaminants, cause allergy flare-ups for millions of young and old Americans. For babies or infants, dealing with asthma and allergies can be particularly troublesome. This is where the Austin Air HM205 Baby’s Breath Air Purifier comes in.

A perfect choice to protect your loving child from allergies, the HM205 will provide a better night’s sleep and a cleaner environment for your baby to live in. If you don’t believe the Austin Air HM205 will have a considerable impact on your child’s health, consider the results of this study by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

“The study, published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, monitored a group of 225 children over a 12 month period, to determine how the use of our air cleaners could help to reduce the number of unscheduled hospital visits. The results were clear, for the children using our air cleaners, the number of visits was reduced by a remarkable 18.5%. By improving the quality of air for our customers and specifically those with severe respiratory problems, we can help to alleviate many of the symptoms associated with diseases such as asthma.” -Michael Domon, Sales Manager at the Austin Group

The HM205 air purifier is the best option for baby allergy relief, asthma and other respiratory issues. Available at a lower price than you’ll find anywhere else, place your order for the Austin Air HM205 Baby’s Breath Allergy Machine between February 5, 2013- February 19, 2013 and receive a free pre-filter with your purchase.

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and what better time than to show your loved ones how much you care about their health and wellness. Giving the gift of clean indoor air to help your bundle of joy breathe better and rest easier is an ideal way to show how much you care.