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FIlter-Guru Monthly Blog — Allergies

Some Things Change. This Doesn't.

Posted by Erik Sternberger at

If there is one question we get all the time, it's "when should I change my filter". And the answer we give is "roughly every 1-3 months". Why roughly? Because no filter, no home, and no situation are the same. If you're checking your filter you're doing it right. Your filter could be fine after three months, or it could be bad after one month depending on your situation. The only way to know for sure it to check it every month.   Your filter length depends on if you have your windows open, wearing your shoes inside, having pets,...

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A Fine Dusting of Pollen

Posted by Erik Sternberger at

The weather has been so nice lately—now that it has finally stopped raining—so I wanted to eat dinner outside last night, but our entire metal patio table was coated in yellow dust. At first, I was afraid that the winter cover had leaked and it had rusted until I realized that it was pollen. Imagine this COVERED in pollen. But, apparently not before I had touched my eye, which became a race against time to get my contact out before my eye was swollen shut. Luckily for me, I had recently changed our home's filter with a nice MERV 11, so...

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April Showers Bring May Allergies

Posted by Erik Sternberger at

Flowering Plants
At least, that's how I feel every spring! If you're like me and you suffer from seasonal allergies, making sure you have a fresh new filter with a high MERV rating is a great way to not scare your loved ones with a sneezing attack from a room away.

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