If you or your family sneeze and wheeze your way through spring, you probably have a whole routine to get relief at home: keep your windows closed, crank up the air conditioning, clean your ceiling and bathroom fans, and so on. But here’s a key defense that many people forget: change the air filters in your furnace.
Furnace filters trap airborne particles like pet dander, dust mites, pollen and mold spores to prevent the dirt from entering the furnace’s blower. As the particles build up, the filter gets clogged so these allergens stay in the air. Add that to outside offenders that are unleashed as plants begin to bloom, and you’ve got allergen overload. Result: misery.
So be sure to add filter changing to your spring to-do list – and to make it easy, use a service like Filter Snap that delivers filters to your door on any schedule you choose. Just tell the company your filter size (you’ll find it on your existing filter), and select the filter quality you’d like (basic, standard or ultimate) and the replacement schedule (1, 2, 3, 6 or 12 months). When the box shows up, you’ll know it’s time for a filter change. Your family – and your allergies – will love you for it.