August is the time of year for vacations, dog days and… really bad allergies. Ragweed is one of the biggest bloomers in the month of August, and it is also one of the most irritating allergens around. Grasses will also enter a second phase of growing, making those with outdoor allergies pretty miserable. It isn’t really possible to keep some of these allergen particles from entering your home and HVAC system, but there is a great way to capture and remove them: upgrade your HVAC system air filter.
Don’t I Already Have an Air Filter?
Every air conditioning system comes with a filter known as a standard filter. However, the job of the standard filter isn’t to improve your indoor air, its job is to protect your air conditioning system from pieces of debris and from being coated with dust and dirt. Your standard air filter will always rate the lowest on the MERV scale, typically having a rating of 1-4, so to truly improve your indoor air quality and remove the allergens making you so miserable, you need to upgrade to a better quality air filter.
How Do I Upgrade?
The best way to know which type of air filter will help you the most is to work with a trained indoor air quality specialist, like the ones at Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling. The reason for this is that air filters with a MERV rating higher than 12 can seriously restrict your AC’s air flow, causing systemic problems. Plus, you should know which type of air filter is your best fit for future use. Our experts are available to consult with you about the kind of air filter you have, as well as show you how to change your air filter regularly for the best effectiveness in your Ambler, PA, home.