Indoor air quality is very important for the health of your family. An air filter is an important component of your air conditioning system. A clogged air filter results in many problems and will definitely have an impact on your power bill. Below are some facts on what you need to know about dirty air filters and why you should maintain your air filters clean and modern:
A clogged air filter will let in debris and dust into your home. This has the potential of causing chronic allergic reactions that can be lethal for any person with asthma or other respiratory condition. In case you keep pets or stock chemicals in your home, a clogged air filter will result in even worse indoor air quality. Although you may observe a sniff here and there, with time, the poor air quality will have a negative impact on your health.
Increased Energy Consumption
Because your Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system relies on continuous recirculation of air, then air quality will affect the efficiency of its heating and cooling blower fan which will in turn have a significant impact on your home’s electric power consumption. Dirty air filters obstruct the flow of air, which makes your HVAC system use more power to circulate air in your entire home, resulting into high energy bills. Actually, a dirty air filter will use 15% more electric power. The inefficiency will increase exponentially as the air filter becomes more clogged.
Frozen Evaporator Coils
A dirty air filter will make the evaporator coil of your air conditioner to freeze up. This is because little air circulation around the coil will not be enough to dissipate condensation produced from the cooling process. The unit’s ability to cool your home is reduced, and it will eventually stop working.
An air purifier is a smart investment. Its benefits far outweigh the installation cost. Without it you are staring at a potential visit to your physician for a medical examination together with the cost and side effects of medication for any respiratory issues that emanate from prolonged exposure to dirty air. Air filters are effective in removing air particulates, which makes them invaluable to people with respiratory issues or allergies.
More than 40 million Americans are affected by a range of allergic reactions each year. Coupled with the current pollen count rise being experienced across the United States, there has never been an appropriate time for you to invest in an air filter.
Dove AC offers superior air conditioning, refrigeration and heating services for both commercial and residential clients, from Palm Beach County to Indian River Shores. They also carry a wide range of Indoor Air excellent Products: Air Sanitizers, UV Germicidal lighting and filter systems to meet all your requirements.
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