Summer is a great time to live in Southern California because the days are longer and the weather is great but for some people, summer weather also comes with 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 DO THEY WORK?
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.
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At Air Care Heating and Air Conditioning, we specialize in providing HVAC services for the Orange County area.