Did you know that the air quality in your home could be two to five times more polluted than the fresh air outside? Think of all the dust, bacteria, pet dander, chemicals, mold, fungi, pollen, and smoke that gets trapped inside poorly ventilated homes. All of those indoor air pollutants pose serious health implications for anyone that breathes! Luckily, an air conditioning service that address the air filter in your HVAC or AC system can remove these nasty particles from the air and ensure that you can breathe easy.
Read on to find out how air conditioning services can improve the air quality in your home.
AIR FILTER – Removes Impurities
HVAC and air conditioning systems are equipped with a pollutant-trapping superpower: an air filter! There are numerous air filters to choose from with various levels of effectiveness. Top-tier air filters include HEPA filters, which screen up to 99.97% of dust, pollen, mold, pet dander, viruses, bacteria, and other irritants from the air, and UV filters, which kill viruses, bacteria, and other microorganisms in the air using ultraviolet light.
Reduces allergens, irritants, and particles. A home creates 40 pounds of dust per year. Consequently, that much dust can attract dust mites, another common allergen, to feast on all that production. Homes with pets accumulate pet hair and dander. Household cleaners, paint fumes, or off-gases from new furniture and carpets can linger in the air. That’s not to mention all of the outdoor pollutants that make their way in – bacteria, viruses, tobacco smoke, pollen, mold, and fungi.
The air filter in your AC or HVAC system can take care of up to 99.97% of that! By forcing the air through fine mesh traps, HEPA filters remove the great majority of pollutants from the indoor air.
Reduces health ramifications from poor air quality. Americans spend 90% of their time indoors, and the quality of the air we breathe can seriously affect our health! Poor home air quality can cause sneezing, fatigue, coughing, headaches, allergies, respiratory distress, and a general feeling of being unwell. The most susceptible to such symptoms are older adults, children, and people with cardiovascular or respiratory diseases. A high-quality filter that removes these particles from the air can greatly alleviate the health effects from breathing in pollutants.
EVAPORATOR COIL – Reduces Excess Humidity
Regulates humidity. The evaporator coil in your air conditioner regulates the relative humidity inside your home, which helps improve the air quality. Unregulated humidity, whether it’s too high or too low, can encourage mold, mildew, fungus, bacteria, and viruses to breed. To resolve this, a quality cooling system uses an evaporator coil to condense the moisture from the air, reducing the overall humidity in the home.
Regular preventative maintenance by HVAC and AC experts can keep your air conditioner in tip top shape and the air in your home clean. As a homeowner, one of the easiest things you can do to support clean indoor air in your home is to change the filter every three to five months. A clogged filter certainly won’t do its job of trapping pollutants – and it might overburden your HVAC system.
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Here at Shepherd’s Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning, we’re committed to providing you with the highest quality air conditioning service. Reach out to us at (650) 422-2466 or send us an email by clicking here.