Bert's Blog™ features anything and everything to do with what is more suitable for those living with asthma and allergies. The blog also presents information for manufacturers aiming to provide products and services for those patients with asthma and allergic diseases.
Bert takes the science of certification and talks about it with you so that all can better understand what it means to be Certified asthma & allergy friendly™. He will also discuss tips, asthma and allergy news and resources, Q&As, newly certified products and services, and more.
Bert's Blog™ will occasionally feature guest bloggers from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and Allergy Standards Limited (ASL) who will talk about manufacturer tips, new Certification Standards, and industry news.
It's Time to Think About Air Cleaners, Filters and Purifiers
With summer coming to a close, it means it is time to start preparing for fall allergies. Because we spend more time indoors in the fall and winter, we need to improve the indoor air quality of our homes, places of work and school.
Dust mites, mold, and other things in indoor air can make asthma and allergy symptoms worse. Air filters in central heating and air-conditioning ducts in your home or in portable room air cleaners help remove these indoor pollutants.
Can air filters or air cleaners alone improve indoor air?
No, but Certified asthma & allergy friendly™ air cleaners and filters can help. There are three ways to improve indoor air:
- Control things such as mold and dust that cause indoor air pollution. For example, reduce clutter in your home, which collects dust.
- Bring in fresh air and get rid of unhealthy indoor air.
- Put in a ventilation system.
- Put in ceiling fans.
- Be careful not to bring in outdoor air pollution or pollens if you have pollen allergies.
- Get rid of indoor pollutants such as dust and pollen.
- Use Certified asthma & allergy friendly™ air cleaners and air filters to trap indoor pollutants and allergens.
- Clean or replace filters on your air conditioner or furnace every 2 to 3 months.
- Vent kitchen and bathroom exhaust fans to the outside.
Remember: Getting rid of indoor allergens is the best way to improve air quality in your home.
When you see this Mark, you know the product is proven to be better suited for those with asthma and allergies.