Summer break has finally started, but unfortunately for a lot of people, they don’t get a break from allergies this time of year. If you suffer from seasonal allergies, you know how irritating they can be during the warmer months, especially when you go outside. But if you notice your symptoms continuing once you come inside the house, you might need to check your air filter.
The primary job of most HVAC air filters is to protect your equipment from debris and dust particles circulating through the system and into the air. Basic filters help keep the dust level down, but they’re not designed to filter out things like pet dander, bacteria, and smoke. That means that these allergens can get circulated through your ductwork and into your house.
There are multiple filter options for your HVAC system, so you can keep your home’s air clean and allergen-free.
Types of filters
Most people use generic filters for their home. While they are inexpensive, they may not trap as much of the dust and bacteria in your home. If you can see through it, then that means it’s easy for contamination particles to go through it.
Pleated filters are a little more expensive than generic filters, but they are able to catch more air contaminants. Because of its creased design, a pleated filter can keep contaminants out of your system, which will extend the life of it.
HEPA filters are generally used in schools and hospitals because they’re great at filtering out germs, bacteria and viruses. Even though they are the highest quality air filter, they are still relatively inexpensive. But, if they are not maintained regularly, airflow can be restricted by dust and debris.
In addition to filters, air cleaners and purifiers can also be used in your home. Both air cleaners and purifiers work together with your heating and cooling system to remove allergens from the air and to keep your house cleaner.
If your allergies are bothering you inside and outside, an air filter or purifier might be the solution. Contact us today to learn about the air filters purification systems that we offer, and request your next service call online!