Allergies can make us feel awful. As we finish another allergy season in Birmingham, you might be thinking about how you can make it easier on yourself next year. One great way is to get prepared now, and blinds and shades are a surprisingly easy and effective way to help handle home allergens. Pella between-the-glass blinds can assist you by keeping 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 the reason for more than 4 million missed work days.
Even after allergy season has passed, many people still can’t catch a break. Indoor irritants like dust, mold, pet dander and smoke can affect sufferers just as much as outdoor allergens, and they can stay all year. You may not have considered the allergens stuck in roomside window treatments, and the benefits that between-the-glass blinds and shades can provide.
Many allergens can get caught in typical roomside blinds. When you raise or lower them, you may be releasing some of those allergens back into the air. Between-the-glass blinds can lessen the quantity of allergens built up in your home. With less room available for allergens to settle, and being protected behind a pane of glass, between-the-glass blinds can help lessen the indoor allergens in your home.
Here are some more strategies you can try to reduce allergens in your home:
- Dust and vacuum on a regular basis to help reduce the amount of dust mites in your home.
- Make sure your pets aren’t irritating your allergies additionally by keeping them out of your bedroom and washing your pet’s toys often.
- Restrict 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 steps that can help decrease allergens in your home, call the professionals in Birmingham at 205-778-2050 or schedule an appointment with us online for an in-home consultation when we can answer your questions.