The only things they are filtering out of the air are particles that could hurt the HVAC equipment
The older I become the more effected I become by seasonal allergies. And that is not a good thing considering I have been bothered with allergies all of my life. At this point, it’s getting to where the over the counter type stuff is just not getting it done for me. In an effort to avoid the doctor’s office and some pricey prescription allergy meds, I’ve taken an new move this spring. We live in a region where the big deal is the heat. So we all love the winter because the HVAC cooling isn’t running near constantly and the heat is not a consideration for outdoor activities. I love the winter because I can get outside all day and not have to worry about the effects of the heat. However, I am now seeing the wild flowers starting to sprout up and the leaves are coming out. Plus, there is a yellow pollen blanket on my car. The HVAC cooling will be kicking on before long. This year, I decided to make a bit of an upgrade to the HVAC in order to help out with the allergy situation. I replaced the HVAC air filters I had been using with a HEPA type. I’m hoping the change will allow the indoor HVAC comfort of my house to be a refuge from allergies as well. The cheap, paper HVAC air filters do just about nothing to protect our respiratory health. The only things they are filtering out of the air are particles that could hurt the HVAC equipment. The HEPA type air filters should make a huge difference as they trap and remove over 99 percent of allergens and other airborne contaminants.