During this time of year in the Coachella Valley, many people have itchy eyes and runny noses due to seasonal allergies. Although allergies come from the air outside, they can continue to pose problems indoors as well. But did you know that the type of air filter you have installed can have a direct impact on how severe allergies are for you and your family in your home? Today we’re going to take a look at how you can use your air filter to relieve those pesky allergy symptoms!

How does your air conditioner help control allergies?

Seasonal allergies come from an excessive amount of allergens like pollen and ragweed in the air outside. These allergens can make their way into our homes every time a door or window is opened, as well as through any air leaks in your home.

Every time your air conditioner turns on, it circulates your home’s air and sends it through whatever type of filter you have installed. When this happens, some of the allergens in your home’s air are removed, which helps reduce allergy symptoms. The better your air filter is, the more relief you’ll feel from your allergies.

Keep up with your air filter changes to control allergies

Even if you have a filter with a high MERV rating, it won’t be able to do its job if it is clogged with dirt. When your air filter is clogged, allergens will blow right past it and continue to be circulated throughout your home. That’s why it’s important to check the condition of your air filter every month and change it with a fresh filter whenever it’s dirty.

Can upgrading your air filter improve your allergies?

As we mentioned above, higher-efficiency filters will help control your allergy symptoms because they are able to remove more allergens from your home’s air. When you’re choosing your next air filter, select the one with the highest MERV rating that your air conditioner can handle. If you need some help deciding which filter is best for controlling your allergies, simply ask someone at Hyde’s!

For many people, a high-efficiency filter isn’t enough to control indoor allergens. Instead, they would likely benefit from installing an air cleaner or air purifier. These filtration systems are designed to remove the tiny particles in our air that affect our health, and they can do a fantastic job at reducing allergy symptoms year-round.

If you have any questions about using an air filter to control your allergies, or if you’d like a cooling system serviced or installed in your home, contact Hyde’s, your Indio, CA, air conditioning company.