The IQAir HealthPro Plus Sweepstakes

May is asthma and allergy awareness month. Did you know that asthma and allergy rates are higher than ever? This is the time of year where many allergy and asthma problems begin to flare up for many people. Did you also know that the IQAir HealthPro Plus is the number one air purifier for asthma and allergies?

The IQ Air Plus will filter about 100X more than your ordinary HEPA filter with its HyperHEPA filtration.  This will remove and reduce dust, pet dander, pollen, mold spores, smoke, dust mites, fabric fibers, gases, odors, indoor air pollution and other common allergens. The IQAir HealthPro Plus Air Purifier comes equipped with three high quality HEPA filters – the IQAir HealthPro HEPA Pre-Filter, the IQAir HealthPro HyperHEPA Air Filter, and the IQAir HealthPro V5-Cell Air Filter. All three filters provide maximum filtration of the air in your home and are ideal for indoor allergy sufferers. The IQAir HealthPro Plus has received more official number one reviews than any other home air purifier and is IQAir’s best selling air purifier unit.

Now, you can get an even better deal with the purchase of this unique system. From May 24, 2012 to June 30, 2012, any customer that purchases a HealthPro Plus from an authorized IQAir dealer will be eligible to win a 5 year supply of HealthPro Plus replacement filters. The prize will include 2 HyperHEPA Filters, 3 V5-Cell Filters and 5 PreMax Pre-Filters. That is an estimated value of $750!  The winner will be randomly selected in a drawing that will be conducted after the sweepstakes concludes. Find out more details about this exciting event, click the link below to take advantage of this opportunity! Beat your asthma and allergies once and for all!

IQAir Filter Giveaway Sweepstakes

Allergies and You: Don’t Let Allergies Ruin Your Season

It’s that time of year when the temperature is warmer, the kids are getting out of school, and we’re out doing yard work or maybe even preparing for a vacation. But what if you have allergies like millions of other Americans? It can be a real drag. It affects your outdoor activities and can seemingly affect your entire life as well.  Oftentimes, you can feel like this time of year is no fun at all for you. But let me let you in on a secret, it doesn’t have to be that way. There are ways you can protect yourself from allergies and fight them off. But first, what exactly are allergies?

An allergy is characterized by the overreaction of the human immune system to a foreign protein substance (or allergen) that is either eaten, breathed into lungs, injected or touched. This overreaction often results in coughing, sneezing, itchy eyes, runny nose and a scratchy throat. In more severe cases however, it can also result in rashes, lower blood pressure, difficulty breathing, asthma attacks and even death. While there is no cure for allergies, you can still protect yourself from it.

Austin Air-Standard-Sandstone-HM405For those with severe allergies, the search for a product that works well for you can often be difficult. For many allergy sufferers, finding the right allergy treatment is an absolute necessity. Fortunately, allergy machines are ideal for severe allergy and asthma sufferers. With allergy machines such as the Austin Air Allergy Machine, you can get better sleep, experience less coughing and sneezing through the reduction of airborne allergens.

Allergies are offset a lot by air quality. The poorer the air quality, the worse your allergies are likely to get. This is where air quality test kits such as the Bio Scan Indoor Air Quality Test Kit comes into play.  It screens for common contaminants such as pollen and mold by pin-pointing what problems you are having with your Indoor Air Quality (IAQ).

Electrostatic filters are very effective in trapping particles that would help to reduce or eliminate allergy and asthma symptoms. The Electrostatic Throw Away Filter is a cut-to-fit HEPA air filter that is designed to eliminate airborne pollutants and allergens.

Don’t you think you deserve to enjoy this time of year? You don’t have to suffer with allergies. You can fight them off with the tools you have available. Whether you purchase furnace filters, allergy machines or anything else, be sure to fight off your allergies this year and live happier this allergy season. Click on the image below to see more on how you can protect yourself against asthma and allergies.

Cockroach Allergies – Are You at Risk?

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When you hear about allergies, you probably think about pollen and dust. But do cockroaches ever come to mind? They might, considering they can trigger asthma and allergies for some people. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America reports that “cockroach allergy was first reported in 1943, when skin rashes appeared immediately after the insects crawled over patients’ skin. Skin tests first confirmed patients had cockroach allergy in 1959.”

Scientists discovered in the 1970s that cockroach allergens can trigger scratchy throat, itchy eyes, and asthma attacks in those allergic to them. These acute attacks could last up to several hours. Research has shown that “the frequent hospital admissions of inner-city children with asthma often is directly related to their contact with cockroach allergens—the substances that cause allergies. From 23 percent to 60 percent of urban residents with asthma are sensitive to the cockroach allergen.”

Scientists have theorized that cockroach allergens are affecting children so much nowadays because they spend more time indoors, where the allergens are typically found. In addition, socioeconomic factors play a large role because residents of low-income housing are affected the most.

The AAFA suggests that “cockroach [allergies] should be suspected, though, when allergy symptoms—stuffy nose, inflamed eyes or ears, skin rash or bronchial asthma—persist year round.” If cockroach allergens are discovered in your home, the best option is to call pest control experts or to use non-chemical traps to rid your home of roaches. Also, quickly remove trash and garbage, and use antihistamines, decongestants, and anti-inflammatory medications to control nasal and sinus symptoms.