Here in south Florida, having a well-running AC unit isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity. But, air conditioners do more than just cool the air in your home, they “condition” it—meaning the filters work to remove allergens and a variety of pollutants from the air in your home. A well-maintained unit with regularly cleaned or replaced filters will reduce indoor pollution, which is a major health benefit, particularly for those who suffer from seasonal allergies or asthma. However, a system that isn’t regularly maintained and runs with a dirty filter can actually do more harm than good.
Did you know that according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the air inside your home is more polluted than the air outside—up to 5 times more in some cases! We all know that seasonal allergens in the air (various pollens, etc.) can affect our health, but we forget about what’s in the air we breathe when we’re not outside. Having a well-maintained and clean HVAC system is vital to your family’s health—but sometimes it might not be enough for your family’s needs. Luckily, there are a variety of ways to improve and maintain clean air in your home.
Mold is everywhere in Florida’s indoor and outdoor environment. Getting rid of all mold spores is impossible, but you can be proactive to help prevent their growth in your home or business. Air conditioning systems help rid the air of mold, damp air, dust, and debris, but over time these begin to build up in our AC systems and may eventually lead to costly repairs. Regular air conditioning maintenance and servicing can help prevent these issues and identify indoor air quality concerns before they become too problematic.