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Spring 2014 Newsletter

Allergy Relief: How to Breathe Easier in Your Home

There are certain times of the year when it seems like those of us with allergies are just doomed to be miserable. As beautiful and comfortable as spring may be, it also brings on a deluge of allergens. This can really hinder your enjoyment of the season if you have allergic reactions to pollen and other substances that come with spring. All hope is not lost, though. There are plenty of allergy medicines on the market today that can help you go along your daily business. However, you don’t want to be constantly treating the symptoms, especially when you are at home. Attacking the root of the problem is a much more effective means of breathing easier in your house. Here are some ideas to help you reduce the effects of your allergy symptoms when at home.

First things first, a problem with seasonal allergies gives you great motivation for keeping up with housework. If you allow dust and dander to build up within your home, you can expect those pollutants to take a toll on your allergies. The longer you allow for these allergens to build up, the bigger the problem at hand. By maintaining a regular cleaning schedule, you can enjoy a more pleasant living environment while also keeping your home more presentable. 

Another way to reduce the risk of aggravating allergy symptoms is to invest in a whole house air purifier. There is an air filter in your HVAC system, as you know, but the primary function of this air filter is to protect the inner components of your heating and cooling equipment. If you want to boost indoor air quality to alleviate your allergy symptoms, you may need a more efficient air filter or even an electronic air purifier. This is a very effective means by which to improve the quality of the air throughout your entire house so that you won’t suffer from severe allergy symptoms. 

Also, while it may seem counterintuitive it is also important that your home be well ventilated if you want to maintain high indoor air quality. You may want to seal your home up to keep allergens out, but you also risk trapping allergens in your house by doing so, at which point they will just continuously make their way throughout your air distribution system. Plus, if you are running your heater or air conditioner, recycling that air over and over can lead to stale, low air quality. Proper ventilation is the key to comfortable living. 

If you have any questions about the ways in which you can combat allergies by improving the quality of the air in your home, call an indoor air quality specialist. Some people are always going to have to medicate their allergies, especially if symptoms are severe. Supplementing such measures with these practices, however, is a great way to enjoy a cleaner, more healthful living environment. Give us a call today to get the products and services you need to breathe easier. 

 

Allergy Relief: How to Breathe Easier in Your Home
There are certain times of the year when it seems like those of us with allergies are just doomed to be miserable. As beautiful and comfortable as spring may be, it also brings on a deluge of allergens. This can really hinder your enjoyment of the season if you have allergic reactions to pollen and other substances that come with spring. All hope is not lost, though. There are plenty of allergy medicines on the market today that can help you go along your daily business. However, you don’t want to be constantly treating the symptoms, especially when you are at home. Attacking the root of the problem is a much more effective means of breathing easier in your house. Here are some ideas to help you reduce the effects of your allergy symptoms when at home.
First things first, a problem with seasonal allergies gives you great motivation for keeping up with housework. If you allow dust and dander to build up within your home, you can expect those pollutants to take a toll on your allergies. The longer you allow for these allergens to build up, the bigger the problem at hand. By maintaining a regular cleaning schedule, you can enjoy a more pleasant living environment while also keeping your home more presentable. 
Another way to reduce the risk of aggravating allergy symptoms is to invest in a whole house air purifier. There is an air filter in your HVAC system, as you know, but the primary function of this air filter is to protect the inner components of your heating and cooling equipment. If you want to boost indoor air quality to alleviate your allergy symptoms, you may need a more efficient air filter or even an electronic air purifier. This is a very effective means by which to improve the quality of the air throughout your entire house so that you won’t suffer from severe allergy symptoms. 
Also, while it may seem counterintuitive it is also important that your home be well ventilated if you want to maintain high indoor air quality. You may want to seal your home up to keep allergens out, but you also risk trapping allergens in your house by doing so, at which point they will just continuously make their way throughout your air distribution system. Plus, if you are running your heater or air conditioner, recycling that air over and over can lead to stale, low air quality. Proper ventilation is the key to comfortable living. 
If you have any questions about the ways in which you can combat allergies by improving the quality of the air in your home, call an indoor air quality specialist. Some people are always going to have to medicate their allergies, especially if symptoms are severe. Supplementing such measures with these practices, however, is a great way to enjoy a cleaner, more healthful living environment. Give us a call today to get the products and services you need to breathe easier. 

 

 

Family Friendly Spring Activities

Not everyone lives in an area where winters are particularly harsh. Even so, just about everyone can relate to the feeling of excitement and hope that spring brings with it. Spring is a great time of the year, and it offers plenty of opportunities for family friendly activities. These are great ways to spend quality time with your family, and they can also be good opportunities to instill the virtues of hands–on work and to reinforce an appreciation of learning for learning’s sake. 

One of the most versatile ways in which to enjoy a day of family–oriented fun is to take a hike together. You don’t need to find the tallest mountain around to have a great time. Keeping everyone’s abilities in mind, find an appropriate day hike. Pack a backpack or two, ensure that you have some snacks, plenty of water and food for a sit–down lunch (nothing too fancy, cold sandwiches will do). The feeling of accomplishment that you and your family will enjoy by scaling your structure, whether a mountain or a hill, will be a great shared experience. 

To spice things up a little, especially when kids are in tow, bring a plant and wildlife identification book. Make a game of identifying different trees, and look for signs of wildlife in the area. Even if you don’t see anything directly, spotting tracks, nests and wildlife dwelling spaces is both educational and fun. This is a great way to take a breather and catch your breath as well. 

You don’t even have to leave your home to get out and enjoy the spring weather. Why not start a small garden with your family to teach about where food comes from? You don’t have to feed the neighborhood in doing so. A couple of tomato plants are more than enough to show the family how a little bit of work and care can pay off come harvest time. Once you’ve had your educational fix, of course, it is just as beneficial to spend some time having fun playing wiffle ball and cooking dinner over an open flame. 

Another way to get the family spending time together is to decide on a project to work as a team on. What kid wouldn’t love a treehouse in the backyard, for example? Are you short on trees? Why not build a fort or erect a swing set instead? Get the kids involved, show them how to swing a hammer, and watch them reap the benefits of helping to construct their new play structure.

When it comes to enjoying springtime fun with the entire family, the sky really is the limit. See what other ideas you can come up with to get the blood pumping and to learn new things. Remember to enjoy it while it lasts, as the chill of winter is never more than a few seasons away.

Allergy Relief: How to Breathe Easier in Your Home

There are certain times of the year when it seems like those of us with allergies are just doomed to be miserable. As beautiful and comfortable as spring may be, it also brings on a deluge of allergens. This can really hinder your enjoyment of the season if you have allergic reactions to pollen and other substances that come with spring. All hope is not lost, though. There are plenty of allergy medicines on the market today that can help you go along your daily business. However, you don’t want to be constantly treating the symptoms, especially when you are at home. Attacking the root of the problem is a much more effective means of breathing easier in your house. Here are some ideas to help you reduce the effects of your allergy symptoms when at home.
First things first, a problem with seasonal allergies gives you great motivation for keeping up with housework. If you allow dust and dander to build up within your home, you can expect those pollutants to take a toll on your allergies. The longer you allow for these allergens to build up, the bigger the problem at hand. By maintaining a regular cleaning schedule, you can enjoy a more pleasant living environment while also keeping your home more presentable.
Another way to reduce the risk of aggravating allergy symptoms is to invest in a whole house air purifier. There is an air filter in your HVAC system, as you know, but the primary function of this air filter is to protect the inner components of your heating and cooling equipment. If you want to boost indoor air quality to alleviate your allergy symptoms, you may need a more efficient air filter or even an electronic air purifier. This is a very effective means by which to improve the quality of the air throughout your entire house so that you won’t suffer from severe allergy symptoms.
Also, while it may seem counterintuitive it is also important that your home be well ventilated if you want to maintain high indoor air quality. You may want to seal your home up to keep allergens out, but you also risk trapping allergens in your house by doing so, at which point they will just continuously make their way throughout your air distribution system. Plus, if you are running your heater or air conditioner, recycling that air over and over can lead to stale, low air quality. Proper ventilation is the key to comfortable living.
If you have any questions about the ways in which you can combat allergies by improving the quality of the air in your home, call an indoor air quality specialist. Some people are always going to have to medicate their allergies, especially if symptoms are severe. Supplementing such measures with these practices, however, is a great way to enjoy a cleaner, more healthful living environment. Give us a call today to get the products and services you need to breathe easier.
Family Friendly Spring Activities
Not everyone lives in an area where winters are particularly harsh. Even so, just about everyone can relate to the feeling of excitement and hope that spring brings with it. Spring is a great time of the year, and it offers plenty of opportunities for family friendly activities. These are great ways to spend quality time with your family, and they can also be good opportunities to instill the virtues of hands–on work and to reinforce an appreciation of learning for learning’s sake.
One of the most versatile ways in which to enjoy a day of family–oriented fun is to take a hike together. You don’t need to find the tallest mountain around to have a great time. Keeping everyone’s abilities in mind, find an appropriate day hike. Pack a backpack or two, ensure that you have some snacks, plenty of water and food for a sit–down lunch (nothing too fancy, cold sandwiches will do). The feeling of accomplishment that you and your family will enjoy by scaling your structure, whether a mountain or a hill, will be a great shared experience.
To spice things up a little, especially when kids are in tow, bring a plant and wildlife identification book. Make a game of identifying different trees, and look for signs of wildlife in the area. Even if you don’t see anything directly, spotting tracks, nests and wildlife dwelling spaces is both educational and fun. This is a great way to take a breather and catch your breath as well.
You don’t even have to leave your home to get out and enjoy the spring weather. Why not start a small garden with your family to teach about where food comes from? You don’t have to feed the neighborhood in doing so. A couple of tomato plants are more than enough to show the family how a little bit of work and care can pay off come harvest time. Once you’ve had your educational fix, of course, it is just as beneficial to spend some time having fun playing wiffle ball and cooking dinner over an open flame.
Another way to get the family spending time together is to decide on a project to work as a team on. What kid wouldn’t love a treehouse in the backyard, for example? Are you short on trees? Why not build a fort or erect a swing set instead? Get the kids involved, show them how to swing a hammer, and watch them reap the benefits of helping to construct their new play structure.
When it comes to enjoying springtime fun with the entire family, the sky really is the limit. See what other ideas you can come up with to get the blood pumping and to learn new things. Remember to enjoy it while it lasts, as the chill of winter is never more than a few seasons away.

Family Friendly Spring Activities

Not everyone lives in an area where winters are particularly harsh. Even so, just about everyone can relate to the feeling of excitement and hope that spring brings with it. Spring is a great time of the year, and it offers plenty of opportunities for family friendly activities. These are great ways to spend quality time with your family, and they can also be good opportunities to instill the virtues of hands–on work and to reinforce an appreciation of learning for learning’s sake. 

One of the most versatile ways in which to enjoy a day of family–oriented fun is to take a hike together. You don’t need to find the tallest mountain around to have a great time. Keeping everyone’s abilities in mind, find an appropriate day hike. Pack a backpack or two, ensure that you have some snacks, plenty of water and food for a sit–down lunch (nothing too fancy, cold sandwiches will do). The feeling of accomplishment that you and your family will enjoy by scaling your structure, whether a mountain or a hill, will be a great shared experience. 

To spice things up a little, especially when kids are in tow, bring a plant and wildlife identification book. Make a game of identifying different trees, and look for signs of wildlife in the area. Even if you don’t see anything directly, spotting tracks, nests and wildlife dwelling spaces is both educational and fun. This is a great way to take a breather and catch your breath as well. 

You don’t even have to leave your home to get out and enjoy the spring weather. Why not start a small garden with your family to teach about where food comes from? You don’t have to feed the neighborhood in doing so. A couple of tomato plants are more than enough to show the family how a little bit of work and care can pay off come harvest time. Once you’ve had your educational fix, of course, it is just as beneficial to spend some time having fun playing wiffle ball and cooking dinner over an open flame. 

Another way to get the family spending time together is to decide on a project to work as a team on. What kid wouldn’t love a treehouse in the backyard, for example? Are you short on trees? Why not build a fort or erect a swing set instead? Get the kids involved, show them how to swing a hammer, and watch them reap the benefits of helping to construct their new play structure.

When it comes to enjoying springtime fun with the entire family, the sky really is the limit. See what other ideas you can come up with to get the blood pumping and to learn new things. Remember to enjoy it while it lasts, as the chill of winter is never more than a few seasons away.