If anyone living in your Asheville, North Carolina, home suffers from allergies, asthma or other breathing conditions, you may notice that symptoms flare up after you’ve done some deep cleaning. Many cleaning products contain chemicals that cause irritation. To reduce allergy and asthma symptoms, switch to these eco-friendly cleaning options:

All-Natural Products

You don’t have to turn to unnatural chemicals to get a fresh, clean home. Vinegar, baking soda and lemon juice are all-natural options that deliver impressive cleaning power.

Use baking soda to eliminate stains and brighten up the counter tops, showers, tubs and toilets in your bathroom. Vinegar works well to neutralize odors and clean floors. Add some lemon juice to any of the natural cleaning products you’re using to add a fresh, appealing scent.

Plant-Based Products

If you’d prefer to pick up cleaning products at the store instead of making them yourself, you can find a number of plant-based and natural options that won’t cause allergic symptoms. Before you buy, review the list of ingredients to make sure everything within the product comes from plants or other natural surroundings. Many of the cleaning options are all-purpose.

Ventilators and Air Purifiers

Although ventilators and air purifiers aren’t cleaning products, they make a big difference in the overall cleanliness of the air you breathe. A tabletop purifier can remove toxins and contaminants from the air in one room. A whole-house unit works with the HVAC system to improve the indoor air quality.

If you’re picking out your own air purifier or ventilator, look at the HEPA rating on the filter. A high-quality unit will filter out at least 99 percent of toxins. As a result, it’ll leave behind air that’s clean and safe to breathe. For those with allergies, an air purifier can make a big difference in the frequency and severity of symptoms.

Are you struggling to improve your home’s indoor air quality? Let Gentry Heating, Inc. help. Contact us at 828-581-4045 to clean the air inside your home and live a healthier life.

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