Cleanliness is at the forefront of everyone’s minds and for good reason. From keeping our hands clean to making sure all our home’s surfaces are disinfected, our efforts to ensure our families are safe has never been so vital. But have you considered your vehicle? While focusing on our living spaces, our trusty cars and trucks tend to be overlooked. Now is the perfect time to remedy that by having your vehicle’s cabin filter changed and air vents cleaned. Why is this so important you ask? Let’s delve into this deeper.
What is the purpose of a cabin air filter?
As you probably have ascertained, cabin filters keep the air in your car clean and safe. They can remove everything from dust to pollen and even odors from the air that enters your vehicle. Other contaminants like mold and bacteria can also lurk inside your car’s air supply when you don’t maintain and eventually change the cabin filters.
What’s that smell?
If you notice an odor creeping into your vehicle’s cabin this is a good sign that your filter needs to be checked and possibly replaced. Additionally, foul odors may be originating from the ventilation system itself. This issue can be exasperated by other factors like smoking inside the car’s cabin. Not only is this less-than-pleasant scent bad for your olfactory system it can also lead to health issues.
Dirty vents and filters increase allergens
According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, allergies rank 6th in the leading cause of chronic illnesses in the United States. If you are starting to notice breathing issues, headaches, itchy nose and sneezing while operating your car it’s time to locate a professional to check your vents and filters. Dealing with allergies is difficult enough without having your vehicle be a source of your misery.
Reduced AC and heat efficiency
Have you noticed reduced airflow and possibly even a strange noise when you turn on the heat or AC in your car? This is yet another indication that your cabin air filter needs to be replaced. If you ignore this issue, your car’s AC won’t cool you as well in the summer and when you’re battling the cold of winter, the heater won’t be able to push out hot air to make the interior comfortable. And who wants to be uncomfortable while driving around town? (No one, that’s who.)
Hopefully, you have been convinced that having a clean air filter and ventilation system is crucial in operating a healthy car. Now all you need to do is contact an experienced professional who can ensure your car cabin’s air is fresh and safe. Good thing we know someone who can take care of that for you.