Finally the days a getting longer, the sun is out and we can take the heavy jumpers off! All great news, right?
If it wasn’t for the one big downside that springs drags along. Pollen! For all those of us with allergies Spring quickly becomes a bit of a nightmare, really. A bit of warmth is suddenly not a great deal when it has to imply being sick.
Did you know that draught proofing your home may give you some relief though? Yeah, that’s right and I know that it sounds sus but bear with me!
As you surely know, draught proofing means getting rid of air leakages from and into your home. Preventing the uncontrolled airflow into your home will also limit the amount of pollens getting in. That means that when your least favourite plants are blossoming, you can have a break from allergies and enjoy some peace if you have full control of ventilation and airflow in your home.
There you have it! Stopping draught can actually make the difference for your allergies… at least when you’re at home.
Hay Fever Season!!
That one sentence conjures up months of inescapable discomfort for so many.
Runny nose, itchy eyes, congestion and sneezing.
Our home is the ecoMaster test home and has been thoroughly draught proofed. Jean was happy and healthy in Spring as long as she stayed inside.
Whilst that is still not ideal, at least she had relief from hay fever for most of the day – and all night!
If you can reduce the level of irritants (pollens, dust mites, grass seeds) in a home then the incidence and severity of hay fever symptoms can be reduced. Effective draught proofing achieves exactly that.
My mum was the perfect test case to a happy Spring. And yes, I understand a test case of one is not statically significant.
Comments from Lyn’s Mum, Jean about Draught Proofing.
“Ohh – this house is so good. I don’t need to take my hay fever tablets until I want to go out.
I don’t have to sit by a box of tissues all day.
he is so clever …
fancy him thinking of this.”
Jean and little Lyn
The deal we made when Mum came to live with us was that she never cooked dinner ever again and I never needed to wash up.
The whole family was relieved with that arrangement as she was a shocking cook!
Happy birthday Mum. xxx
We hope this article has helped you learn how to draught proof your home and have a break from your allergies. This will also help you on your energy and thermal efficiency retrofit journey to make your home more comfortable all year round, and reduce your costs and carbon emissions.
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