Allergy Screens – How to leave your windows open if you have allergies
I love being able to air out the house and it saves a ton of money on heating and cooling. But my son and I have crazy allergies and I finally had to bite the bullet and close up the house. It helped a lot with the allergies, but I wasn’t happy. My house was stinky and I hated it.
So I started to look for some options. But all the window filters were a pain to put in and out and they were ugly. Then I finally found PollenTec¨ Clean Air Window Screen and decided to give them a try. I had never heard of allergy screens before, so I was a little nervous.
I ordered a roll of allergy screen and had my amazing screen guy, Screenman Joe, come to fit it into screen frames for me. He said it was a little hard to work with – it doesn’t stretch as much as regular screen and it was thicker – but he was able to get it in the frames just fine. Lots of other people do it themselves, but I didn’t want to mess with it and Joe does such a great job.
Allergy screens aren’t cheap, so I only did a few of the windows that allow for a nice cross breeze. The screen is a bit darker and it does make things a little blurry, but the trade off is totally worth it for me. Since we have installed it, we have been able to open the windows and my son and I haven’t had any problems with allergies. It has also cut down on the dust.
It is so nice having the fresh air back in my house. I have been even more grateful ever since we got our guinea pigs. I can open the window by their cage and not worry about them stinking up the house as much.
If you don’t have allergies, then allergy screens are definitely not worth the price or the blurriness the screen creates. But if you are an allergy sufferer, this stuff is a game changer.
I am thinking of using the scrap to make a liner for a box fan to put in my son’s room at night to catch more of the pollen. The poor boy gets hit really hard with allergies in the spring.
Now if I can just find screen that will filter out the sound of my kids arguing. My neighbors probably think we are all crazy…
Note: I have received no compensation for this article, it is all just my personal experience and opinion, but links to the product on Amazon are affiliate links.