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Surviving Spring: Proper Air Filters for Allergy Season

Air Filters to Stop Allergies

Spring brings rain showers, flowers, and pollen. While all of these things are a part of the beauty of spring, they're also some of the main triggers for springtime allergies and indoor pollution. You can use your home's air filter to remove these allergy-triggering elements from your air!

MERV: 8 Air Filters

MERV: 8 air filters are the most effective at removing large airborne particles like pollen, dust mites, and pet dander - all of which are common allergens.

HEPA Filters

HEPA stands for High-Efficiency Particulate Air. HEPA filters are great at removing allergens from your air. In fact, they can remove up to 99.97% of particles that are 0.03 microns or larger!

Carbon Filters

Carbon filters can also improve the smell of your air and are great at removing odors, smoke, and VOCs (volatile organic compounds) from the air. They’re made from solid blocks of compressed carbon and use a chemical process called absorption to remove molecules that stick to the surface of an object they come into contact with. Carbon filters form a thin layer around the object and attract molecules like pet dander and bacteria.

Activated Carbon Filters

If you're looking for an air filter that will also remove odors and VOCs (volatile organic compounds), then an activated carbon filter is a good option. Activated carbon filters are made with charcoal that has been treated with oxygen to open up its pores. This allows the activated carbon filter to adsorb (or absorb) more VOCs and odors from the air.

Keep Your Home Allergy-Free This Spring

Do you suffer from spring allergies? Has indoor air pollution become a problem in your home? If so, then it might be time to invest in a new air filter! There are many different types of air filters on the market, but not all of them are created equal.

Our team at Comfort Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can help you find the right air filter to improve indoor air quality for your home! Give us a call at (209) 222-2779 to speak with one of our HVAC professionals today.