Allergy Flare-Ups? It Could Be Due To Not Changing Your HVAC Air Filter


Spring is an awesome time of year in Frederick County because the weather is warming up, the days are longer and we can spend more time outside but spring also comes with a ‘dark side’ too because it’s when many people typically have flare-ups of their allergies.

Sadly, one of the most common reasons why allergies flare up during the spring months is due to homeowners and renters not changing their HVAC filters.

What Are HVAC Filters? How Does Changing THem Regularly Help Allergies?

An HVAC air filter is quite literally the most important part of your HVAC system because it’s what’s responsible for filtering the air that flows into your system.

When the air filter becomes clogged, it can be difficult for any HVAC unit to effectively heat or cool the home and it’s also possible that the residents of the home may face more difficulties with their allergies because there are going to be more dust particles in the air.

A typical HVAC filter doesn’t just trap dirt and dust, it’s also responsible for catching mold spores, hair, lint, and any other micro-organism that might enter your home.


How Often Should You Change Your HVAC Filter?

Your HVAC filter should be changed every 30 days because once they become clogged, an HVAC filter cannot be cleaned or easily vacuumed because dust, dirt, and other things can become trapped in the filter.

When choosing an HVAC air filter, don’t just choose any filter, you should purchase one with a rating of MERV 8, and a washable filter would be better because you would have the ability to wash that filter every week to make sure that dust particles and other things cannot enter your home.

Contact Dave’s Cooling And Heating

At Dave’s Cooling and Heating, we specialize in providing HVAC services for the Frederick County area. To learn more about the services that we can offer you, contact us today by calling (301) 401-2780 or connect with us online by clicking here.

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