During the spring and summer, your seasonal allergies are probably at their worst. Luckily, it is possible to easily combat your allergies and save energy at the same time. By changing the air filters in your home’s HVAC system, you can accomplish both of these goals.
According to WebMD, new air filters can help to lessen the negative effects of allergies and asthma for many people. However, it is important to note that replacing your air filter won’t do all of the work by itself. Ideally, you should also use a room air purifier to supplement the work of your HVAC system’s air filter. This is because a quality air filter does little to directly improve your home’s air quality situation beyond a certain point.
Dirty air filters decrease the air quality of your home, so replacing a dirty filter will increase the air quality in your home. This decreased air quality can exacerbate allergies and asthma symptoms, especially in children.
Beyond the health benefits of replacing your air filter, you can also save a great deal of energy, both immediately and in the future. A dirty air filter is the primary reason for most HVAC system failures, as they restrict airflow into the HVAC system and put more strain on the motor, which, over time, causes them to burn out and ultimately fail. Not only will your system eventually fail, but it has to work harder and therefore consume more energy. So, by keeping a fresh filter in your HVAC system, you greatly reduce the likelihood that your system will draw unnecessary amounts of energy or break down due to exhaustion.
With future energy savings and increased air quality on the line, it’s a great time to invest in a new air filter! And don’t forget, you can buy them through our Star Rewards loyalty program and receive cashback on your purchase!