As the weather starts to cool down, you may be thinking about turning on your oil furnace or cooling system. Before you do, consider replacing your outdated air filter with a new HEPA filter. HEPA filters are designed to eliminate 99.97% of airborne particles. They are an excellent choice for those with pollen allergies, or asthma, but also, HEPA filters can help to improve the quality in your home, and lower your energy bills. If you have an electric heating or cooling system, a HEPA filter can also help extend its lifespan by preventing dust and dirt from build-up. It also helps to keep the component cleaned, if you suffer from pollen allergies like I do. Some days, I can’t stop sneezing, and I have to get out of bed to wipe the filter in the middle of the night. It isn’t a fun task to start with; imagine doing it at 4 a.m. after you just went to bed only a few hours before. I will never go back to a normal filter again for the HVAC system, after that night. With so many benefits, it’s no wonder HEPA filters are becoming increasingly common; If it’s time for a new air filter, be sure to choose a HEPA filter for your home. You, and your family, will be happy you did, and you will easily save a lot of money on tissues from not having to blow your nose all of the time. Just imagine the HEPA filter as a tissue for your heating and cooling system.