Why Changing Your Air Conditioning Filter Really Matters

Why Changing Your Air Conditioning Filter Really Matters

When was the last time you changed the filters in your air conditioning system? If you can’t remember, your indoor air quality could be suffering.

Environmental testing experts say that not maintaining your air conditioning system properly is one of the major causes of the many problems associated with poor indoor air quality, such as chronic respiratory ailments.

Winter does not seem to want to relinquish its hold on many parts of the country, but as fickle as spring weather may be, summer will be here before you know it. And, as we look ahead to those warm, sunny summer days, it’s important to take a little time to ensure the quality of the indoor air your family will be breathing. That’s where effective air filtration comes in.

Maintain a Healthy Cool with Proper Air Filtration

“Air filtration supplies the means to obtain the level of particulate cleanliness required by any definition of ‘air conditioning.’ It extends from the simple task of preventing lint and other debris from plugging heating/cooling coils to removing particles as small as 0.1 micron which could cause a short circuit on a microchip,” the experts at the National Air Filtration Association say.

Indoor air quality testing experts stress the importance of operating and maintaining your air conditioning system properly. That includes:

  • Changing filters regularly. Whenever you replace the filters, try marking the next replacement date on your calendar so you don’t forget.
  • Using the correct filters and supplies. It’s tempting to downgrade in an attempt to save money these days, but air filters aren’t the place to cut corners. Cheap filters won’t remove as many VOCs, allergens, mold particles and dust from the air.
  • Check your heating and air conditioning system settings to make sure you are operating it for peak performance. Things like running the fan too much or not properly controlling humidity levels can lead to problems.

If you have concerns about the quality of the air inside your home, the environmental testing pros at AirMD can scientifically assess the condition of your indoor environment. From asbestos testing and mold inspections to volatile organic compound testing and comprehensive wellness testing, our services will allow you to breathe easy!

Call us at 1 888 462 4763 (1 888 GO AIRMD) for more information.

By AirMD | Posted in Indoor Pollutants