Allergy-Proof on a Budget

I have several family members who are the unfortunate sufferers of allergies.  I also used to have a dog who had terrible seasonal allergies.  Below are some tips from Natural Home & Garden Magazine on how to fight allergies in your home without breaking the bank.

Pricey: Central electronic HEPA filter system to reduce airborne dust mites, mold spores and pollen: $600-$1,000
Thrifty: Portable HEPA air filter in sleeping area: $150-$300

Pricey: Whole-house water filter: $900
Thrifty: Shower filter (removes chlorine): $75
Kitchen sink filter: $150

Pricey: All-natural wool carpeting (dust mite desistant) or VOC-free cork flooring to cover 2,000 sq. ft.: $10,000 and up
Thrifty: VOC-free sealant to cover 2,000 sq. ft. of existing wood flooring: $150-$250

Got other ideas?  Post them in our comments section!

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