Do you find yourself sneezing when you’re sitting inside? Dirty air filters could be to blame! Most homeowners do not realize how easy it is to replace an air filter. A dirty air filter can lead to a number of problems for homeowners. Dirty air filters not only allow toxins and allergens to be spread into the home, the extra dust and debris forces the HVAC system motor to work harder to try and push air throughout the home. Modern air filters filter out a number of allergens and toxins, and will improve the air quality in your home. Here are just a few of the allergens an air filter will focus on attacking:
If you see the pollen starting to fly around, it’s time to change that air filter! Pollen is one of the frustrating allergens for Utahans thanks to the variety of trees and plant species in the area. From the flowers to the trees and weeds, there is no escaping pollen. It isn’t hard for pollen to get into the home, especially if you have animals as it attaches to their fur and your clothes. The best way to capture pollen in the home and keep it from bothering you is by installing an air filter.
No matter how great you are at cleaning and reducing dust issues in the home, it’s still going to get into the HVAC system. Dust is filled with several things from carpet fibers to soil and dead skin cells. When the HVAC unit turns on and starts pushing air throughout the home, it will blow some of the dust up. Only an air filter will be able to capture the dust and keep it from being pushed out into your home where you breathe in that air.
Pet Fur & Dander
We all love our fury friends, but let’s face it….they make our homes messier. A lot of homeowners vacuum and mop multiple times a week when they have pets just to limit the spread of pet dander and fur. Air filters are designed to prevent pet dander issues by eliminating it from being circulated in the air.
If you do have additional concerns, we recommend considering an air purification system. Contact Genuine Comfort Heating & Cooling today to schedule your spring HVAC tune-up!