Hey everyone! My girlfriend and I bought our very first home together just three weeks ago! We closed on Oct. 7th but 'officially' had our first night together in the new place just a week or so ago. The previous owners had a dog and my girlfriend has allergies (just stuffy head symptoms nothing too drastic like her throat closing, etc, etc). She isn't allergic to all dogs though and they all seem to be handled on a case-by-case basis. Since actually moving in a week ago, she has been under the weather just about every day. She hasn't been sleeping well and she is forced to take her allergy pill at least once a day. I feel as though I've done just about all I can do. I feel awful for her because the last thing that I want is for her to be miserable in our new home. I purchased an air purifier from Target that does 250 sq. feet of purification. It has a HEPA air filter and supposedly traps all dander and other bacteria. I have been putting this in our bedroom at night to help her sleep and then moving it in various locations in the house throughout the day when I am home. Prior to actually moving in, we did quite a bit of cleaning and painting. I was able to vaccuum the carpets really well (although I am not certain how good our vaccuum really is) I have been changing the vaccuum bag after just about every vaccuum to see if that helps, as well. My mom also let me borrow her Dirt Devil carpet cleaner and I cleaned every ounce of carpet in the home... twice. It wasn't anything of industrial grade, but it seemed to work fairly well because the hot water I dumped out was black after cleaning every room. Short of all this, I am stumped. The townhome was built in 2001 so it is relatively new. Our old apartment manager suggested we change out the filter in the furnace, but I am not sure how to go about doing this?? Does anyone have any other suggestions that I might be able to take to help out my poor girlfriend?? Seeing her pop a pill everyday to be comfortable in our new home is disheartening. Sorry for the lengthy post... Scott.