Air Conditioner Filters for People with Asthma or Allergies

January 19 2014
Tagged in Air Conditioner Filter
If you have asthma or allergies, you understand the importance of keeping your home clean. If your home isn’t as free from allergens and other contaminants as it could be, you are putting yourself at risk of getting sick. This is especially true if you have children in your home who deal with respiratory problems. One of the best ways that you can protect yourself and your family from airborne toxins is to replace your air conditioner filter on a regular basis. Making sure that you have replacement furnace filters available and that you use them on a regular basis has several benefits if you are dealing with asthma or allergy problems in your home. The most important is that you avoid recirculating dirty air in your home. Your air conditioner or furnace filter is designed to pick up pet dander, mold, dust spores and other particulates that can cause health issues. Not cleaning your filter means that you are spreading these fine particles throughout your home, where you and your family will breathe them in. When your air filter is clogged, it also isn’t stopping outside particulates from entering your home. Replacing your old filter with a new filter such as a 3m filtrete air filter on a regular basis is your best defense against dirty air. In most instances, Your Filter Connection doesn’t believe that the highest level of air filtering. For most cases, filters with a MERV rating of 13-16 are only for uses in highly sensitive places such as hospital rooms, surgical centers and medical labs. However, if you have severe asthma or allergies, you might want to discuss the level of filter you need with your allergy specialist. Replacing your air conditioner filter regularly is a must if you have allergies or asthma. Your Filter Connection discusses the need for replacement furnace filters for your home.

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