Have you been sneezing more than usual these past few weeks? Have you been struggling with a runny nose or itchy, watery eyes? Summer is in full swing, which unfortunately also means that seasonal allergies are here.
Pollen in grass is typically the main culprit of summer allergies. As pollen counts get higher and higher throughout the summer months, allergic reactions tend to get worse. Warm, dry, breezy days are often when pollen counts are the highest – and here in Colorado, we certainly do have a lot of warm and dry summer days!
As the weather heats up, you may also find that your pets are shedding more than usual. For people with allergies to pet dander, this can cause heightened allergic reactions.
Fortunately, there are many ways to prevent or lessen allergic reactions in the summer months. Making your home an allergen-free space is an important part of dealing with seasonal allergies. If you’re looking for summer allergy relief, your home is a great place to start – work to improve your indoor air quality, and clean often to get rid of dust, dander and pollen.
Here at Ace Hardware of Fort Collins, we carry a wide range of solutions to your allergy-related woes.
AIRCARE 2.85 gal 1000 sq ft Digital Humidifier: This attractive tabletop unit adds invisible moisture to your home by moving dry air through saturated wicks. The compact size makes this unit ideal for apartments. Maintaining proper humidity levels between 30-50 percent in your home/office/workplace has been scientifically proven to help prevent the flu and allergies. Proper humidity hydrates your skin, alleviates dry eyes, helps scratchy throats and can reduce snoring. Increased humidity can reduce asthma and allergy symptoms.
Filtrete MERV Pleated Ultra Allergen Filter: Your home should be your sanctuary, starting with the air you breathe. Filtrete Allergen, Bacteria & Virus Air Filters help capture unwanted particles from your household air, contributing to a cleaner, fresher home environment. By proactively capturing dust, bacteria, viruses and allergens, these high performance filters help improve your home’s air quality by removing allergens from the air.
Kalorik Bagless Cordless Allergen Filter Robotic Vacuum: Discover the most hands-off way to keep your home clean and your air pure without ever lifting a finger. This intelligent robot vacuum uses powerful Ionic Air Purifying Technology to efficiently trap dust, dirt, hair, allergens and other impurities, improving air quality for easy breathing. This advanced filtration system works by generating negative ions which magnetically attract airborne pollutants and remove them from the air to keep you from breathing those particles in.
FurZapper Assorted All Pets Hair Lifter: FurZapper removes pet hair from your clothing while you wash and dry your clothes. FurZapper helps remove fur, hair, lint, dander and other debris on your clothes, bedding, jackets, dresses, blankets, sheets and anything that you wash and dry. FurZapper is made from a very soft, tacky, flexible material that grabs dog or cat fur and hair, pulls it from the clothes, and washes it down the drain or into your lint trap.
By taking proactive steps to reduce the allergens in your home, your seasonal allergy symptoms will become less noticeable. While we don’t have all of the solutions to summer allergies, our team here at Ace Hardware of Fort Collins is eager to help you tackle those pesky pollen problems. Stop by Ace Hardware of Fort Collins today!