It is the middle of the night and you suddenly develop a craving for a glass of water. You’ve been coughing throughout the whole night and this has left your throat drier than a pile of sand in the middle of the desert in August. You finally muster the strength to get up and fetch the precious liquid; once you’re in the kitchen you notice there’s an unusual mist rising. The gloomy air of Halloween is making its way into your house, you tell yourself in a playful and almost childish way. Suddenly, you hear a noise in the distance; you haven’t been able to even drink that water yet, but your fear is such that you instinctively turn, holding that knife that was within your reach only to realize that, hidden within that unusual mist, Mr. Puss was walking sneakily behind you.

Scared enough? Well you should be, because the horror story here is not in the noises or in the gloomy ambiance but in the mist! Because, that is not normal, in fact it may be time to change your air filter. Not convinced yet? Well, here are three signs that will convince you otherwise.

  1. 1.    How dirty is your filter: This is the first indicator that you are in need of a replacement air filter. If you are living with pets like Mr. Puss, then your filter is probably as clean as you think it is. Pets and indoor construction largely affect the quality of your air. This isn’t always the case if you frequently check your filters; however, if you’re noticing an off-smell, it might be time to change it.
  2. 2.    The gloomy mist in the air: Another sign that will tell you that your filter needs to be replaced is the quality of the air in your home. If you feel that it is not as fresh as it used to be, or you’re coughing a lot or even developing certain allergies, then it is time to check your air filter.
  3. 3.    The life span of your air filter: If you’re still not too sure whether you should be making that extra expense, then check the life span of your filter. Many manufacturers will recommend a bi-monthly change. Some manufacturers suggest “up to 90 days” – but that could mean the filter needs changing in as little as one month. In the long run, this will actually end up cutting your costs back and may help your health!

Check your filter or call Aireman Filtration today. One of the best ways to keep your family and your furry friends safe is to be aware before it’s too late. Have a safe and Happy Halloween!