Anyone who has ever cleaned their house knows it can be a never-ending battle to keep the dust at bay! Not only is it unsightly, but dust can also cause a number of respiratory issues – especially for folks with pollen irritations or asthma. The good news is there are a number of ways to reduce the amount of dust in your home. Installing an air purifying system is one of the most effective. Air purifiers work by circulating the air in your house, and trapping dust particles with a HEPA filter. In addition, many air cleaners also come with a pre-filter which helps to capture more particles, before they get to the HEPA filter. Another choice is to replace your HVAC system with an oil furnace filter or air conditioning filter that has a higher MERV rating. These filters capture smaller particles, and can help improve the overall air quality in your home. Regardless of which you choose, reducing the amount of dust in your home can have a major impact on your health and well-being. Pollen allergies have followed me my whole life, and it wasn’t until a few years ago when I was told at the doctor’s office that I was highly allergic to dust and pollen. If I didn’t have a media air cleaner in my home, I’m sure I would be suffering from worse allergies, because we have a lot of dust on our road – and a lot of pollen coming from the oak trees.