Survive Allergy Season with the Right Air Filter

From something as irritating as watery eyes to something as deadly as asthma, allergies are no joke. They can affect our everyday lives and make us miserable or even kill us. When we go home, we look forward to feeling safe in our sanctuary but our homes can harbor deadly irritants as well.

  • Pet Dander

  • Dust Mites

  • Smoke

  • Pollen (which can come in through open windows or ride in on our pets)

Asking friends and family and anyone who has been through the allergy battle will probably tell you that your best bet is a mechanical filter and most likely they’ll mention different types of mechanical filters.

HEPA Filter

H.E.P.A. stands for “high-efficiency particulate air.” This was developed during World War II for the laboratories studying radioactive materials. To qualify, true HEPA filters are capable of capturing at least 90% of all particles that are 0.3 microns or larger. Two problems that arise from buying a HEPA filtration system are knowing if it’s a true HEPA machine and if you’re purchasing the right size for your home.

Electrostatic Filters

These use electrical charges to attract allergens and smoke. Some will have collecting plates and/or fans. It can be confusing to choose the right one.


A humidifier can be a friend or foe. In the winter, a heater dries out the room so we find simple ways to add moisture back. Unfortunately, too much humidity encourages the growth of mold.

Even though there are solutions, it’s confusing to find the best filters for our situation. It seems we can’t win. We start to feel like we’ll never feel comfortable or safe in our own sanctuary.

Or can we?

Rusk Heating & Cooling in Covington has been servicing homes in the Covington area for four generations. They provide solutions custom fit for your home and will get it right the first time. Click here to visit their website or call them today and get those allergens under control.