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Reduce the allergens in your home this winter

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Allergies can make us feel miserable. As we wrap up another allergy season in Northern Virginia, you might be thinking about how you can make it easier on yourself next year. One good way is to get prepared now, and blinds and shades are a surprisingly easy and effective way to help manage home allergens. Pella between-the-glass blinds can help 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 huge 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 are responsible for more than 4 million missed work days.

Even after allergy season is over, many people still can’t catch a break. Indoor particles like dust, mold, pet dander and smoke can affect sufferers just as much as outdoor allergens, and they can stay no matter the season. You may not have considered the allergens trapped in roomside window treatments, and the benefits that between-the-glass blinds and shades can bring.

Many allergens can get caught 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 quantity of allergens built up in your home. With less surface available for allergens to settle, and being protected behind a pane of glass, between-the-glass blinds can help reduce 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.
  • Limit 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 clear.

When you’re ready to hear more about how between-the-glass blinds or other easy tasks that can help lower allergens in your home, call the professionals in Northern Virginia at 571-292-3519 or book an appointment with us online for an in-home consultation to help get your questions answered.