For most homes, it’s usually the tiny parts that create costly and inconvenient issues with your heating and cooling system. One of these small parts that plays a large role in proper system functioningis the air filter.
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.