Indoor air quality is a key factor in keeping a healthy home. Studies have demonstrated that air purifiers, such as air conditioners, can help eliminate hazardous particles, such as allergens, smoke, and mold, from indoor spaces. Air conditioners can improve air quality by controlling temperature, reducing humidity levels, and improving filtration. On the other hand, a dirty system can degrade air quality. The most recent development in air purification technology is the use of UV air disinfectants.
While an air filter captures dirt and dust particles, the UV light provided by an air disinfectant actually incinerates airborne germs and bacteria in the home and eliminates odors. A good air conditioning system can filter the air and provide cleaner indoor air. If your system does not work with these filters, such as windows which usually have lower quality filters, you may want to buy another HEPA filter to improve air quality. Jeffrey Siegel, a professor of civil engineering at the University of Toronto who researches ventilation and indoor air quality, suggests this as an option. Additionally, running an air conditioner with dirty filters can reduce the energy efficiency of the system, which will increase operating costs over time. Your air conditioner is like your home's Brita filter since it improves ventilation and controls your home's temperature.
It's important to know how, when, and why to update your home's air filters. Sometimes a home needs more than that. Air filters not only provide cleaner air but also a healthier life. They reduce dust, smoke, and other particulates as well as chemicals in indoor areas. Heavy use will clog the filters faster so you should clean or change them more often even if you do regular scheduled maintenance.
A clean air filter prevents dirt, dust, allergens, and other contaminants from continuing to circulate around the house. Many people try to start cleaning dirty air filters instead of changing them but this just doesn't work. It's important to know what health problems are associated with dirty air filters, if they can be safely cleaned, and what other alternatives exist to improve indoor air quality. The exact frequency with which you should change the filter varies depending on the manufacturer's instructions, how often you use the air conditioner, and the air quality in your home. Getting the right type of HVAC filters is a great way to avoid air-conditioning-related health problems (as well as system problems). If you work in a place that generates less than ideal air quality, such as a commercial kitchen or factory, you may want to take additional steps to make sure that your air conditioner isn't making you sick. In summary, installing an air conditioner filter not only helps reduce dust, smoke, allergens and other contaminants from continuing to circulate around the house but also leads to a healthier life with more energy during the day and fewer illnesses at night.