Allergens & Air Filters

Having bad allergies is never fun, especially if you live in Texas. With the ever-changing weather and so many trees and plants that cause allergies, it can be incredibly frustrating to deal with constant sneezing, coughing, and watery eyes. If you have seasonal allergies like this, you likely find respite when you’re indoors. But if you experience similar symptoms when you’re inside your home, you know that something needs to be done.

Having bad quality air in your home can be just as harmful to your allergies as laying outside on a flower bed surrounded by kittens. Even though there could be several factors contributing to allergens in your home, from pets to the plants you have around your house, you still have the ability to eliminate or prevent some of them. AC repair technicians can give you advice on how to improve your air quality and minimize allergens in your home.House

The Main Sources of Allergens

While pet dander and environmental factors, like pollen, are big allergens, there may be another big allergen right inside your home that you likely don’t think about often: dust mites. Dust mites are insect-like pests that live in house dust.  They are microscopic and feed on flakes of dead skin that are shed by people and their pets.  These little monsters can affect people with allergies and asthma.  They tend to live around mattresses and bedding where you typically shed most of your skin, but they can also live in your carpet, furniture, and curtains.

How to Reduce the Allergens in Your Home

Air filters play a big role in preventing and minimizing dust mites and other allergens from hanging around your home. They also help to minimize other allergens that may come from outside, your shoes and clothing, and more. By properly filtering the air and minimizing the amount of dust in your home, you can effectively reduce the number of dust mites in your home.  High-efficiency particulate air filters are the best air filters on the market, particularly for those who have sensitive respiratory systems.  These air filters can remove almost 100% of air contaminants, including pollen and ragweed.  These filters are a great buy for cleaning the air in your home, and they are widely used in labs and hospitals where air quality is very important.  There are several types of HEPA filters that are effective for different things like chemical vapors, tobacco smoke, and dirt particles.  You have many options to choose from to help keep the air quality in your home as clean as possible.  Not only is it important to choose the perfect air filter, but you must remember to change it out on a regular basis.

Clean air is very important for you and your family.  Keep a good routine for switching out your air filters and make sure you are buying the recommended filters for your unit.  For questions or concerns related to your filter or HVAC system, be sure to call Comfort Experts today. Our AC repair technicians can check out your air filters, make recommendations for how to further improve your air quality, and ensure your HVAC unit is working properly.