Need some allergy relief? If you have allergies, you know that you can run, but you can't hide from seasonal pollen.
With the first deep breath of spring, more than 50 million Americans begin their nearly year-round symptoms of sneezing, wheezing, coughing, snorting, and itching. And millions of allergy sufferers seek allergy relief in prescription medications that cost $6 billion dollars per year worldwide.
Let's be honest. If the miserable symptoms of pollen allergies don't push you over the...
But don't stop vacuuming forever! Most good vacuums suck up more dust, dirt, and allergens than they spit out.
The vacuums that seem to cause the most problems are older, cheaper models. Newer ones that cost more generally do a better job of sucking up allergens. If your vacuum cleaner is aging and dirty, it's time for a new one.
Some experts say you should get a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter.
Others say the best ones are central units, where the motor and filter are outside your house. One drawback is the price. They're more expensive because of the installation cost.
Other ways to keep the air clean in your home:
Wash throw rugs every week in hot water to kill dust mites and other allergy triggers.
Use a microfiber or electrostatic cloth for dusting. They don't stir up dust or other things that set off your allergies.
Replace carpeting, if you can, with tile or hardwood floors.