Sneezing And Sniffling? It’s Time To Check Your Air Filters


If it seems as though you're always sneezing and sniffling, there may be a reason for that: your air filter. The air filter in your home's HVAC system is responsible for capturing the various allergens that flow through the air. If you're not changing the air filter with enough frequency, those allergens are swimming around the area.

Many homeowners have noticed that they sneeze and sniffle a whole lot less once they have changed out the air filter. In fact, if you feel as though you're getting sick, it might be better to check the air filter before going directly to the doctor's office.

Allergens in the Air

It's not uncommon to experience allergies of one kind or another. In fact, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, allergies are often a result of your immune system overreacting to an allergen that is considered harmless to most people.

How can you tell if the allergens are what's causing you to sneeze and sniffle? Some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Cough
  • Rash
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Wheezing
  • Fever
  • Nausea

If you or any of your family members are experiencing such symptoms, it's a good sign that your air filter isn't doing its job (or simply needs to be changed).

The Allergens in the Air

The various allergens captured by an air filter include pollen, mold spores, dust, and pet dander. Particularly with pet dander, you may experience more sniffles if you have severe allergies. You may also find that you need to change your filters with greater frequency if you have a lot of animals in the house.

It's important to know the frequency to change out the air filters so you can be sure you have the best possible air quality within your home.

MERV Rating for Filters

There is something known as MERV ratings for air filters. They're identified on a scale of 1 through 16 with higher numbers being able to filter out more particles. A good filter should be rated at least 7.

The Dust Goblin filters have a MERV filter rating of 8, making it possible to capture some of the smaller pores that are in the air. They will flow into the air filter so that they are no longer circulating throughout your home.

Ratings of 13 through 16 are what are commonly found in hospitals and surgical settings to reduce the likelihood of infection.

Too high of a MERV rating may also be problematic because it will reduce the air flow in your system, causing your HVAC system to run less efficiently. Further, filters with a higher rating may also need to be changed out more frequently because they capture so much and therefore can restrict the airflow inside your home.

Remedy the Situation

At Dust Goblin, we sell high-quality air filters, delivered right to your door. This ensures you get the air filters you need to clean the air of allergens within your home. Plus, the deliveries serve as a reminder for you to make sure that you're changing the air filters with greater frequency.

The guesswork is taken out of having to figure out when you need to change an air filter. You get them delivered so that you don't have yet another thing to add to your shopping list. Plus, all of the filters have a MERV rating of 8, allowing you to get a high-quality filter without standing in an aisle reading through a dozen different varieties.

Having Dust Goblin in your home can help you to get rid of the sniffling and sneezing from allergies easily and boost your HVAC's efficiency level at the same time.