Filters Help Keep Homes Healthier

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People in many areas have been coping with one winter storm after another. Having a furnace that keeps your home warm is great on an icy day. However, the downside to having your doors and windows closed is that the bacteria and dust have nowhere to go.

 

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This situation is where replacement furnace filters come in handy. The filters block out these pollutants, reducing the risk of you and your family becoming ill from pollutants in the air. You’ll find that cleaner air makes it easier for you to avoid getting colds and other respiratory-related illnesses.

Even if you replace your filters regularly, it helps to be on the alert for signs of mold. The good thing is that keeping your ducts and vents cleaned out does help eliminate the possibility of mold. You and your family will be much healthier without this threat.

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Though you won’t want to keep the windows open when your furnace is running, opening them once a week with the furnace off has its benefits. Taking this step helps release some of the stale air from the house. Letting in fresh air not only helps keep your home smelling better but gives you an opportunity to get rid of dust and allergens.

Allergy sufferers benefit from filters that are designed specifically for their needs. These filters help trap the extra dust sometimes generated when your furnace is in use. They are also good at eliminating allergens related to pet dander. Allergy sufferers do better in homes that use air filtration.

One of the advantages of air filters is that they can provide your favorite scents throughout the whole house. Fill your home with the scent of tropical fruits, or try a pine forest scent that is perfect around the holidays. An advantage that scented filters offer over candles or other types of scent products is that they provide their scent over the whole house.

Proper furnace maintenance includes keeping the filters maintained. When your furnace is well-maintained, you’ll be much more comfortable. The benefits of clean air are also worth it.

 

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21 thoughts on “Filters Help Keep Homes Healthier

  1. thanks for the reminder! I am pretty sure ours is due to be replaced. I always notice an improvement in the air quality when we do!

  2. We’re pretty lucky that we get warm days throughout the winter to be able to open the windows and air things out. But I am also looking forward to really spring cleaning!

  3. Opening the windows is a very good idea! Letting in some fresh air (even if frigid) can only help in the long run. Changing all those filters also helps!

  4. This just made me miss my air conditioner! We moved to a house that does not have AC! But when we did we would change them every 3 months, we also have our windows open as much as possible.

    1. Yeah our house doesn’t have AC either, but we don’t really need it much of the year. We could stand to open the windows when it gets up to 60 degrees during the day to help clear out the air.

  5. My husband is so good about changing the filters. I like the scented ones but they freak him out a little, so we don’t get them. 😉

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