Why I was suffering from allergies despite having regular HVAC filters in place

I am the most disciplined person in maintaining my HVAC unit.

I change my HVAC system’s air filters often and clean my unit every few months.

I also schedule annual HVAC tune-ups to keep my HVAC system in its best working condition. However, I have been experiencing increased allergic reactions, especially when I am in the house. My allergies got so bad that I had to book an appointment with my physician. My doctor gave me some antihistamines, but my allergic bouts continued. When the HVAC technician came for the unit’s maintenance, I told him about my allergies, and he told me to start using the right air filters to help fight my allergies. I replaced my filters with the High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) air filters. These air filters have multi-layered netting. They have effectively removed dander, tiny pollen grains, mold, and other allergens from my home’s indoor air. These HEPA filters remove 99.97% of particulates in the air. I seldom experience allergic reactions, and my health has improved. I also open my windows on the opposite side of the room. This action increases airflow within my home. It expels pollutants from my home and allows clean outside air to flow into our indoor space. I also bought a HEPA-certified sealed vacuum cleaner since they are better at trapping dust. I no longer take antihistamines for my allergies. However, I still clean and replace my air filters as often as necessary and continue with my regular HVAC system maintenance routine.



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