The Best HVAC Air Filters for Allergy Sufferers

Allergies can be a real nuisance, but the right air filter can help alleviate some of the symptoms. Oven filters, for air conditioning, ventilation and heating, are an excellent choice for allergy relief. Filter Performance Rating (FPR) and Minimum Value of Efficiency Information (MERV) are two rating systems used to measure the effectiveness of air filters. Filter King's MERV 11 Oven Filter, Filtrete AC MRP 1000 Micro Allergen Defense Oven Air Filter, AirX Filter Allergy MERV 11 AC Pleated Oven Air Filter, Aerostar AC and MERV 13 Oven Air Filter, and Filtrete AC Furnace Healthy Living Ultra Allergen are some of the best oven filters for allergies.

My father taught me to always write the date on the filter so you know how old it is and to change it routinely every 6 months. Later in life, I was tested for an allergy and found out that I was allergic to indoor allergens. The Filtrete filter could clean your house for you, as it captures the worst allergens such as pollen, dust mites, and pet dander. Pet owners said they noticed a difference (less) in indoor dust after just a few days.

People who were Filtrete customers for life said they appreciated the solid construction of Nordic Pure filters compared to Filtrete. Other allergy sufferers use these filters and keep the ventilation open all year round so they can capture all the dust in the house. Nordic Pure filters are made with more structural support than Filtrete filters and have a Merv 13 rating. They also come with a carbon layer that reduces odors.

True Blue Allergen Protection Air Filter 16x25x1, MERV 11, 4-Pack is another great option for those prone to allergies. This product attracts most air pollutants and is made with pleated carbon material that fights against strong odors. It also has a frame made with recycled cardboard paper for beverages, making it environmentally friendly. Nordic Pure 16 x 25 x 1 MERV 12 Pleated AC Oven Air Filter is another great option with a MERV rating of 12. This filter captures lint, dust, dust mites, mold, pollen, smoke and smog.

It is also priced reasonably compared to Filtrete. No matter which filter you choose, make sure to change it every 3 to 6 months depending on how much you use your HVAC. With the right filter in place, you should feel an improvement in your allergy symptoms.

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