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Bring fresh air into your home this summer

Now that summer has started to roll in, the warm weather is trapping more irritating particles in the air, making it difficult for allergy and asthma-sufferers to breathe. However, there are a number of ways to improve the air quality in your home, according to ABC News.

First, remember to clean the filter in your air conditioner before installing it in your window this summer. After sitting in an attic all winter, the air conditioner can trap dust and blow it into your lungs if the filter is not cleaned.

Next, try to vacuum and mop regularly. This can get rid of any irritating allergens that are dragged into your home from outside. Particles are known to especially stick to carpets and rugs.

Finally, invest in an air purifier. A HEPA filter can remove particles from the air that can cause allergic reactions and irritation in individuals with respiratory illnesses.

The IQAir HealthPro Plus is ideal for those who want to eliminate ultrafine particles from the air that are smaller than 0.3 microns in size, such as dust, pollen and pet dander. Its HyperHEPA filter can remove contaminants from up to 900 square feet of space.