With summer right around the corner, it’s tempting to think we’re out of the woods as far as seasonal allergies are concerned. After all, the yellow pollen is gone and the azaleas have finished blooming. We’re safe, right? Not quite.
While most people breathe a sigh of relief once spring is over, others aren’t so lucky – especially those who suffer from respiratory issues all year. Whether it’s mold allergies exacerbated by heavy rainfall and humidity, or asthma that flares up while you’re trying to enjoy an afternoon at the beach, one thing is certain: you want to feel better. While I can’t offer a cure for these issues, I do know a way to help alleviate many of the symptoms. It begins with your windows.
Reveal™ Aluminum Blinds by Hunter Douglas
Hypoallergenic Window Treatments
There are many window treatments that are hypoallergenic, which means they won’t cause an allergic reaction or aggravate existing respiratory conditions.
Heavy drapes are dust magnets. Trading them out with blinds with small slats is better for your health. Blinds with larger slats and shades that are easy to wipe down or vacuum will make your life even more pleasant. In fact, many shade fabrics are specially treated to repel dust and dirt. The aluminum horizontal blinds by Hunter Douglas are also treated with Dust Shield™, an anti-static paint additive that inhibits dust build-up, making them one of my top recommendations for allergy sufferers.
Tips to Reduce Allergens on All Window Treatments
While hypoallergenic window treatments will drastically cut down allergens, the fight to keep your home healthy is a lot like football – the best line of defense is a good offense. Follow these tips to attack allergens before they have a chance to take hold in your home:
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