How We’re Winning the Battle Against Allergies
Any fellow allergy-sufferers out there? 4 out of 5 people in our family have allergies (my son is the lucky one who doesn’t)! My husband actually didn’t suffer from allergies until we moved to the Midwest, known for its high ragweed and pollen-counts. On top of that we have wall-to-wall carpeting in our home and two dogs who shed a lot. Most people think of allergens being mostly outdoors but did you know the inside of your home actually traps in allergens, which makes them nearly impossible to avoid?
We prefer to fight the battle against allergies with natural methods. There are several natural ways we deal with our allergies. Three things that we’ve found really help lessen symptoms are (1) reducing dairy intake, (2) peppermint essential oil, (3) regular home cleaning, and (4) air purifiers like the Holmes® Smart Air Purifier. We have two Holmes Air Purifiers in our home, one on each floor, but we’ve been talking about adding more so that we have one in each bedroom as well.
With flu season in full swing (and experts saying it’s going to be a really bad year for the flu), the air purifiers can also help reduce harmful airborne germs that collect in our homes during the cold, Winter months. With 3 kids in school, I can only imagine the icky germs my kiddos bring home.
The Holmes® Smart Air Purifier will notify you when the air quality is poor, so you know when it’s time to change your filter. Here’s a peek at the filters inside:
The Holmes® Smart Air Purifier is also WeMo Enabled. What is WeMo, you ask? It’s part of Smart Home Technology which pairs products (like the air purifier) with leading brands (like Holmes®) to allow you to control and adjust the purifiers from anywhere using the WeMo app!
Pretty cool, right? I think that would be especially useful for having one in a child’s room and forgetting to turn it on until after they’re asleep. Instead of sneaking in and risking waking them, you can just control it from the app!
Usually though, we just leave ours on all the time. It means we’re controlling our home environment without even having to think about it (which is awesome because between all my blogging and family commitments and permanent “mommy-brain” I tend to forget things!).
Want to learn even more about the Holmes® Smart Air Purifier? Check out the video below:
What kinds of things does your family do to lessen your allergy symptoms?