Check your washer and dryer and dryer as a source of allergens
Do you ever find yourself sneezing, coughing and wheezing when the temperature drops? While many people look forward to a break from hot summer temperatures, the seasonal changes create breathing issues for many others. Airborne particles can trigger symptoms such as coughing, wheezing and tightness in the chest. Known as “allergens” and “irritants,” these particles exist both outside and inside your home. Here are a few tips to help you prep your living space this season from Valerie Malone, brand marketing manager of Home Appliances at LG Canada:
Shut your windows. The first step is to keep your windows closed. This will keep moisture levels between 40 and 50 per cent, which will limit dust mites and mold. Keep it clean. It is important to keep on top of your vacuuming and dusting as there are many allergens that are already trapped inside your home, from pet dander to dust mites. To remove these irritants, LG suggests their new line of washing machines with Steam Technology. Certified by the Asthma Society of Canada, these washers remove over 95 per cent of common household allergens. From fur-coated dog beds and dusty drapes to your favourite silk blouse, these washers can handle anything you throw in it and will have you breathing easier in the comfort of your own home. Wash your linens once per week. You spend a lot of time in bed and your sheets are a hot spot for allergens. Washing your linens regularly helps reduce the accumulation of dust. Delicate bedding? No problem. This washer with Steam Technology is energy efficient and will not harm the fibres. More information is available at www.asthma.ca and www. lg.com.