Fall is filter change season

Why it’s a good idea to change cabin air filters in fall

Moisture, dirt, and plant debris make ventilation conditions more challenging in fall. A new cabin air filter is an easy way to ensure good air in your vehicle cabin.

At this time of year, the days are shorter, foggy, rainy weather prevails, and there are changes in the natural environment. The air is full of grass pollen, fungal spores, dry leaves, and other plant debris that are stirred up by traffic, reducing air quality. There are also large amounts of pollen and fine dust already on the filter element from spring and summer. These factors complicate the work of cabin air filters, significantly reducing their performance.

The simplest solution is a change.
And there are 5 reasons why the fall is the best time to do this.

1. Optimum filter efficiency:

New cabin air filters provide more reliable filtration and require less energy to filter air than old filters, because dirt accumulates in filters over time and contaminates fresh air passing through. Replacing a filter reduces the load on the entire ventilation system, and with it wear and tear.

2. Lasting health protection:

If fully loaded cabin air filters get damp, their ability to filter pathogens can be reduced and can thus become a health risk funghi and bactreia forms on them.

3. Protection from allergens:

Pollen from plants remain in the air until late fall. These present a problem for allergy sufferers. Microfungal spores, which can trigger allergic reactions, are also more prevalent at this time of year. Our high-performance cabin air filters reliably trap these allergens.

4. Avoidance of unpleasant odors:

Humid conditions and plant debris create the ideal breeding ground for funghi and bacteria. They can be responsible for a musty smell, which significantly reduces well-being and carries a high risk of allergic reactions for passengers. New filter elements help to minimize the risk for growth of microorganisms and reduce the likelihood of unpleasant odors.

5. Improved heating and defrosting performance:

As outside temperatures fall and humidity rises, the importance of efficient vehicle heating increases. The higher the air flow and the lower the moisture content of the cabin air filter, the more efficiently the air conditioning system works in regulating the temperature and defrosting and dehumidifying the windows.

Changing your cabin air filter in the fall is the simplest way to get through the latter months of the year in good health and reap the maximum benefit of clean air in your car.

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