FRAM Air Filters Protect You from Allergens plus Sweepstakes

July 2, 2014

in Product Reviews

Being a mom means taking care of your children.

It also means trying to find that line to walk between protecting them too much and not enough.

I am a firm believer that kids need to make mistakes and learn from them while I am there to help them deal with it.

I believe that everyone needs to experience pain, rejection, and disappointment along with success, love, and joy while they are growing up.

I am a firm believer that boys need to get messy and play in the dirt. Kids need to push their limits and explore the world.

However, I do not believe that they should have to breathe in that dirt. I can put a band-aid on a skinned knee, but I can’t heal lungs from allergens, dust, pollens, and road dirt.

FRAM sent me this Fresh Breeze® cabin air filter to test and review. I was excited because I have terrible allergies in the spring and fall, and so do my boys.   Air_FreshBreeze

I installed the cabin air filter in late May right before the cottonwoods started to throw their little puffs around making me sneeze.

The first thing I noticed didn’t have anything to do with allergens. It was that my car smelled better! I live in an apartment complex so I park outside. I can walk out to a car covered in dirt, pollen, and exhaust, and it still smells good inside. I also noticed that even after driving for a bit and that outside air has been pulled in through the ventilation system for a while, it still smells good!

And I haven’t started sneezing. Before changing the cabin air filter to the FRAM Fresh Breeze cabin air filter I would sneeze not long after we started driving. Even my boys made comments about how much better the car smelled. And that is almost entirely due to the fact that with the FRAM cabin air filter all of those allergens, the road dust, the pollen, the allergens that can almost seem suffocating in Oklahoma, don’t get into your car.

The FRAM Fresh Breeze cabin air filters are also extremely affordable and easy to install. If I can install one myself, so can you! FRAM® even offers a video installation guide.

I feel good because I am protecting my kids from all of that junk in the air! photoAll of the technical information:

  • Outside air that flows through your vehicle’s air conditioning, heating and ventilation system can expose passengers to contaminants such as road dust and pollen.
  • FRAM Fresh Breeze Cabin Air Filters can filter these contaminants from the air passing through the filter to improve your driving comfort
  • Filters up to 98% of dust, pollen, and other contaminants
  • ARM&HAMMER® baking soda combined with carbon embedded into the filter assist in cleaning outside air flowing through the vehicle’s ventilation system

To find the correct Fresh Breeze cabin air filter for your vehicle, click here.

 
FRAM Fresh Breeze cabin air filters may be purchased online at Amazon.com or at your local Walmart, O’Reilly Auto Parts, or Meijer.
 
To download a $3 off rebate, click here.
 
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Elena July 2, 2014 at 7:39 pm

change the air filters in your car and house often

Elena July 2, 2014 at 7:39 pm
Mami2jcn July 2, 2014 at 8:32 pm

My son has allergies. One of the tips his doctor gave us was to have indoor clothes and outdoor clothes. After he’s been outside playing, he changes his clothes once he’s inside.

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Nicole Dz July 2, 2014 at 9:08 pm

We make sure to keep up on Cleaning carpets, bedsheets, floors, and curtains at least once a week to reduce pollen and allergies in our home.

Nicole Dz July 2, 2014 at 9:10 pm
Kelly D July 3, 2014 at 9:19 am

My favorite simple tricks for reducing our allergies is keeping the windows up & air Conditioning on during high pollen count days. We also change the filters in our house and car regularly.

Kelly D July 3, 2014 at 9:20 am
Stephanie July 3, 2014 at 10:31 am

our family does not have allergies thank god!

Stephanie July 3, 2014 at 10:31 am
Stephanie July 3, 2014 at 10:34 am
Lisa Brown July 3, 2014 at 11:25 am

we dont have allergies in this house, but i do a lot of dusting

Lisa Brown July 3, 2014 at 11:26 am
courtney b July 3, 2014 at 11:52 am

we have bad allergies… it effects your health and lungs.we try to use allergy sprays we spray in every room and i try to dust a lot to keep the kids healthier
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Cheryl July 3, 2014 at 1:43 pm

I used to love having the windows open, now I have learned since having allergies, to keep them closed!

Cheryl July 3, 2014 at 1:45 pm
Kristen July 3, 2014 at 3:39 pm

We don’t have allergies, but we still want the air we breathe to be as clean as possible!

Kristen July 3, 2014 at 3:42 pm
Jessica To July 3, 2014 at 4:26 pm

I try to change the filters in our home often and keep the windows closed on high allergy days.

Tooth Fairy July 4, 2014 at 3:07 pm
Tooth Fairy July 4, 2014 at 3:09 pm

Change furnace and air duct filters regularly.

Susan Smith July 4, 2014 at 4:05 pm

Change the air filters in my house often and keep the windows closed

Susan Smith July 4, 2014 at 4:07 pm
Cindy July 4, 2014 at 7:27 pm

We take Benadryl (which is the only that works for us for now).

Cindy July 4, 2014 at 7:29 pm
amy pugmire July 5, 2014 at 12:58 am

we change out all our filters regularly. We keep the windows and doors closed as much as possible.

amy pugmire July 5, 2014 at 12:59 am
LAMusing July 5, 2014 at 3:19 pm

I have two portable air filters to use at home.

Norma July 5, 2014 at 3:21 pm

Keep pet fur off furniture 🙂

Janice Cooper July 5, 2014 at 7:32 pm

We change the filters in our furnace once a year

Janice Cooper July 5, 2014 at 7:35 pm
Jessie C. July 7, 2014 at 10:46 pm

I prepare vitamin B rich foods to help from daily meal.
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One Frugal Girl July 8, 2014 at 2:38 pm
One Frugal Girl July 8, 2014 at 2:41 pm

We bought a Roomba so we can vacuum under the beds without much effort. That keeps down on the dust.

D SCHMIDT July 9, 2014 at 1:38 pm

My own way of dealing with the issues involves lots of cleaning, using allergy mattress protectors and opening the windows for fresh air.

D SCHMIDT July 9, 2014 at 1:39 pm
amy pugmire July 10, 2014 at 1:50 am

i clean out our vents regularly

amy pugmire July 10, 2014 at 1:50 am
sandra July 11, 2014 at 11:23 am

it is important to keep the air in the car clean because i’m in there often and there are already enough fumes out there. also, i try to sweep up dust and pet hair to keep the house clean.

angelia medlin July 13, 2014 at 1:02 am

We try to keep our house as clean as possible, we vacuum weekly and keep the air purifier going at all times. We usually dont open the windows due to the allergens in the air and our air quality being poor where we live. We do have one dog, but luckily he doesnt shed much so thats not a huge issue for us. The dog is not allowed to sleep with us.

Melissa M July 13, 2014 at 1:45 pm

We take claritin and change our filters monthly.

Melissa M July 13, 2014 at 1:52 pm
tina m July 14, 2014 at 9:44 pm

i change the filters in furnace and air conditioner often.

tina m July 14, 2014 at 9:45 pm
casey byrd July 15, 2014 at 1:32 pm

I am pregnant, so my allergies are in overdrive. I sneeze constantly nowadays.
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Amy S July 15, 2014 at 7:26 pm

Using good quality filters and replacing them often!

Gina M July 17, 2014 at 9:02 pm

We reduce allergens by vacuuming often.

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shelly peterson July 17, 2014 at 10:44 pm

We dust and vacuum a lot and try and keep the door/windows closed as much as possible.

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Rebecca Graham July 19, 2014 at 2:05 am

I reduce allergies by keeping the house clean and free of dust.

Anna Pry July 19, 2014 at 7:26 pm

having good air filters is the best help for allergies pryfamily5@gmail.com

Anna Pry July 19, 2014 at 7:26 pm
ROBBIN OSWALT July 22, 2014 at 1:47 pm

I turn the fan on the vents and spray half a can of lisol in the intake to kill mold and bacteria.

I also mist the floors before dusting to keep the dust from scattering.

Elle July 23, 2014 at 9:59 am

We make sure that our pets are properly groomed often and we vacuum a lot to pick up dirt, dust and of course fur during shedding season which can get all over. We also make sure to change out the air filters and have an air purifier in the bedroom of the person with allergies in my home to keep the air fresh.

Elle July 23, 2014 at 10:00 am
janetfaye July 25, 2014 at 12:59 am

Keeping the windows closed helps a lot during allergy season. Dusting very well helps too. Also taking a shower and putting on clean clothing after being outdoors gets rid of any attached pollen.

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latanya July 25, 2014 at 6:05 pm

we change the filters when we get the oil changed

latanya July 25, 2014 at 6:06 pm
Jayne Martin July 26, 2014 at 4:55 pm

Blessedly, no allergies at the moment, but in the past vitamin formulas with high amounts of B-Complex have helped.

Jayne Martin July 26, 2014 at 4:56 pm
Samantha Daleo July 27, 2014 at 7:39 am

I try to control the allergies in our home with allergy free sheets and trying to vacuum/dust/mop as often as possible.

Samantha Daleo July 27, 2014 at 7:41 am
Sarah L July 27, 2014 at 7:57 pm

Luckily there are no allergy sufferers in my family. I didn’t know about changing my car filter. I watched the video for my car and I have to remove the glove box to do it.
Thanks for the contest.

Sarah L July 27, 2014 at 8:03 pm
Ashley Hewell July 28, 2014 at 7:51 pm

Changing the air filters every month.

Ashley Hewell July 28, 2014 at 7:53 pm

Zyrtec works for me.

Debbie B July 28, 2014 at 9:06 pm

I try keeping the house clean and dust regularly

Debbie B July 28, 2014 at 9:08 pm
Betty C July 29, 2014 at 3:40 pm

Changing the air filters regularly, lots of cleaning and an air purifier in the bedroom to help when I sleep.

Betty C July 29, 2014 at 3:45 pm
Cori Westphal July 29, 2014 at 8:21 pm

I clean my furnace filter often. And I’ve found a cold, wet rag on the eyes helps with itching and burning!

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Cori Westphal July 29, 2014 at 8:28 pm
WHITNEY BELLOWS July 29, 2014 at 10:06 pm

We use air humidifiers all of the time in the house to help allergies.

WHITNEY BELLOWS July 29, 2014 at 10:07 pm
Lisa V. July 30, 2014 at 6:36 pm

I vacuum a lot and we have two air filters.

Kerry July 30, 2014 at 6:54 pm

We use an air purifier during the hay fever season.

Ellie W July 30, 2014 at 6:57 pm

My sons and grandsons are riddled with allergies. I dust and vacuum frequently and use air purifiers. I will have to try this.

Ellie W July 30, 2014 at 6:58 pm
Kimmy Ripley July 30, 2014 at 7:12 pm

It is important to dust and vacuum regularly… at least once a week.

kari jasus July 30, 2014 at 8:01 pm

we vacuum a lot

kari jasus July 30, 2014 at 8:03 pm
Kerry July 30, 2014 at 8:04 pm
Denise S July 30, 2014 at 8:14 pm

I deal with spring allergies by staying inside and taking over the counter meds.

Rosanne July 30, 2014 at 9:26 pm

I bought a special allergy vacuum from Miele and I wash my bedding frequently to reduce allergens

kathy pease July 30, 2014 at 9:27 pm

I use a air purifier to help reduce allergens

kathy pease July 30, 2014 at 9:28 pm
Rosanne July 30, 2014 at 9:31 pm
Barbara Montag July 30, 2014 at 9:35 pm

We change our clothes & shower when coming inside after doing yard work.
thank you

Barbara Montag July 30, 2014 at 9:36 pm
Jacob LaFountaine July 30, 2014 at 9:55 pm

Vacuum a bit. Change bedsheets often. Take showers and let the water gently tickle your nose and face

Stephanie V. July 30, 2014 at 10:07 pm

I hadn’t even thought about this. It’s important for everyone’s health because in CA you are always in your car. To help reduce allergies I clean and dust, have hardwood floors.
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nickie July 30, 2014 at 11:43 pm

My family has allergies , An air purifier helps a lot.

Thomas Gibson July 31, 2014 at 2:08 am

I use an indoor air purifier to eliminate dust and allergens.

Leanne Godfrey July 31, 2014 at 3:41 am

I try to run a humidifier and use those special air filters to reduce allergens.

joe gersch July 31, 2014 at 3:47 am

we dust daily to prevent allergens

Anastasia July 31, 2014 at 4:14 am

I guess I don’t really have any tips for reducing allergies for my family, except to close the windows on high pollen days. 🙂 Thankfully, no one really suffers from allergies except on days like that 🙂

Anastasia July 31, 2014 at 4:15 am
Leela July 31, 2014 at 4:54 am

I clean often.

Cynthia C July 31, 2014 at 5:57 am

Keeping things clean and dust free improves air quality and alleviates some allergy symptoms.

Cynthia C July 31, 2014 at 6:00 am
Elizabeth Owens July 31, 2014 at 6:53 am

I will clean and dust like it is no ones business! I feel like it makes all the difference.

Elizabeth Owens July 31, 2014 at 6:55 am
Tari Lawson July 31, 2014 at 7:28 am

We keep the windows shut and limit time outside during high allergy season.

Kirsten July 31, 2014 at 7:45 am

My daughter was told if she had to have a pet that a short haired dog would be best and absolutely no cats.

Candie L July 31, 2014 at 7:46 am

WE give them Benedryl, as needed. Thank you

kelly Tupick July 31, 2014 at 7:50 am

The best things that i can do is to stay on top of the house cleaning and to keep the cars and house dust free. It also help by keeping the windows shut when there is a lot of pollen in the air.

Kirsten July 31, 2014 at 7:50 am
kelly Tupick July 31, 2014 at 7:52 am
tracey byram July 31, 2014 at 8:44 am

I use an air purifier.

Jammie July 31, 2014 at 9:19 am

My trick is dusting often, as long as I keep the dust up off the furniture allergies are not as bad. sweepmorey at gmail dot com

Amanda Sakovitz July 31, 2014 at 9:19 am

We use a filter to reduce allergies
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Jammie July 31, 2014 at 9:19 am
Amanda Sakovitz July 31, 2014 at 9:20 am
Jennifer B July 31, 2014 at 10:05 am

We all have allergies and dusting and vacuuming help a lot

Allie July 31, 2014 at 10:06 am

We don’t have carpet and I don’t open the windows
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Erica B. July 31, 2014 at 10:50 am

Air purifiers have helped us.

thischickwins July 31, 2014 at 11:12 am

just constant wiping down of surfaces.

Debbi Wellenstein July 31, 2014 at 11:26 am

To reduce our family’s allergies, I use HEPA filters in our home-I was not aware of the filters for our cars!

Richard Hicks July 31, 2014 at 11:50 am

We keep windows closed during when pollen is worst during the year

Richard Hicks July 31, 2014 at 11:50 am
Tamara July 31, 2014 at 11:57 am

Keeping the pet dander away helps our allergies. Would like to try out one of these air filters in the car!
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Beverly Metcalf July 31, 2014 at 11:58 am

I have asthma and a lot of things bother my breathing. I would love to try the FRAM Fresh Breeze Cabin Air Filters in my car. It’s surprising how dirty our air is. Thanks for having this contest.

Tamara July 31, 2014 at 12:04 pm
Hollie Jahnke July 31, 2014 at 12:36 pm

I vacuum everyday. That seems to help.

Thomas Murphy July 31, 2014 at 1:07 pm

We use a air purifier to help with allergies.

Thomas Murphy July 31, 2014 at 1:07 pm
Mihaela Day July 31, 2014 at 1:21 pm

I have bad allergies so it is important to keep the air clean in my car and then I have a brand new baby that needs to breath fresh clean air

Elizabeth Drake July 31, 2014 at 1:51 pm

My family is full of allergy sufferers. We keep air purifiers going at all times to keep pollen in the air low.

Valeen N July 31, 2014 at 2:15 pm

We vacuum obsessively around here. Also keep our filters changed regularly. Anything to keep these crazy allergies at bay!

Holly C. July 31, 2014 at 2:54 pm

my husband has allergies I try to keep the car free of pollen, I have an air filter for the family room and we keep outdoor shoes by the door so we do not bring pollen from our shoes into the house.

Holly C. July 31, 2014 at 2:56 pm
April V. July 31, 2014 at 2:59 pm

Well, my family doesn’t have any allergies (I do hope I haven’t jinxed us now) so I can’t say I have any tips other than getting kids outside to play in the fresh air and dirt at young ages so that their bodies can get used to all of that stuff and those things won’t turn into allergens later on in life.

Daniel M July 31, 2014 at 3:04 pm

unfortunately we have allergies but don’t have any simple tricks, nothing seems to help

Dandi D July 31, 2014 at 4:11 pm

We get our carpets cleaned regularly to help with the allergies.

Dandi D July 31, 2014 at 4:11 pm
Erica Best July 31, 2014 at 4:16 pm

i do not have a fave way cause of them are alot of work

Erica Best July 31, 2014 at 4:17 pm
Amanda Whitley July 31, 2014 at 5:01 pm

the only tip i can think of is to clean often

Tabathia B July 31, 2014 at 6:00 pm

I dust daily the blinds, keep the windows clean of dust and keep the carpet clean

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Lorayne Gothard July 31, 2014 at 6:03 pm

For me you need to change air filters often and keep the house free of dust!!

Lorayne Gothard July 31, 2014 at 6:04 pm
CharityS July 31, 2014 at 6:24 pm

Buy some really good filters.

CharityS July 31, 2014 at 6:25 pm
maria cantu July 31, 2014 at 9:39 pm

Try to keep house dust free.

mickeyfan July 31, 2014 at 9:55 pm

One tip is to shower before bed. Takes all the day’s accumulation of pollen off you before you drag it to bed with you.

Lauren August 6, 2014 at 8:50 am

It’s amazing what a difference keeping everything clean will make during allergy season!

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