HVAC workers are consistently telling people that air filters can help with your allergies. In fact, the HVAC workers will tell you that your air filter will even help you to avoid getting sick. That is because a nice HEPA air filter can help to filter out bacteria and viruses. However, what if I told you that my air filter absolutely was causing myself and others to experience bad allergies, then my air filter was causing myself and others to suppose sick, and there is no way to disagree, then so, when you hear an HVAC worker tell you that air filters can help with your allergies, make sure that you point them to my experience. Well, I guess that if you want the detailed story, then I am going to have to confess that it wasn’t technically the fault of the air filter, yes, the air filter caused my allergies to get worse, but that is because I didn’t change the air filter when I was supposed to. When I first installed the HEPA air filter into my HVAC unit, it was toiling well. Almost right away, I noticed that my allergies symptoms were lessening. However, you are supposed to change the HEPA air filters every few months, and I will confess that I forgot about the air filter for a long time. The number of allergens that built up on my air filter was enormous, and when the air filter finally got a hole in it, all of those allergens were released into my air. The air filter did end up making my allergies worse, but only because I neglected to use the air filter constantly. If I would have remembered to change the air filter, I would have never had that problem.