Allergies can make us feel miserable. As we close out another allergy season in Grand Rapids, you might be planning 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 keeping fewer allergens in your home.
According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies annually. That translates into large 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 finishes, many people still can’t catch a break. Indoor allergens like dust, mold, pet dander and smoke can affect sufferers just as much as outdoor allergens, and they can remain no matter the season. You may not have considered the allergens stuck 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 allowing some of those allergens back into the air. Between-the-glass blinds can reduce 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 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 regulate 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 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 learn more about how between-the-glass blinds or other easy ways that can help reduce allergens in your home, call the professionals in Grand Rapids at 616-201-0206 or arrange an appointment with us online for an in-home consultation when we can answer your questions.