Allergy season: It arrives like clockwork, coinciding with the first blossoms of spring and continuing through summer and fall as pollen from countless plants flies with the breeze. When you’re prone to allergies, it doesn’t take much to trigger a sneezing fit, watery eyes, or even difficulty breathing, but you can ease the discomfort by making your home a safe haven from these pesky particles.
Homeowners have a number of options for reducing common allergy triggers like dust mites, pollen, pet dander, and mold spores. To assemble an at-home defense against bothersome allergens, we consulted Daniel O’Brian, technical expert for online plumbing and HVAC retailer SupplyHouse.com. Some of these projects are simple enough for a homeowner to do in minutes, while others require upgrading mechanical elements within the house and should be tackled by a pro. What they all have in common, however, is that they'll help your whole family breathe easier, no matter what the season.