California is a very special place to be during the summer season. It can also be an uncomfortable hot place to be, as well, though. That is why you absolutely must have a dependable, effective air conditioning system installed in your home. However, you must remember that simply investing in a great air conditioning system is not enough to guarantee your comfort. You must also ensure that your system is well-maintained so that it functions with the efficiency and reliability that you deserve. Mostly, this just boils down to scheduling routine air conditioning maintenance in Fresno, CA with a member of our team. You can help out your own cause, though, by being diligent in replacing your system’s air filter.
Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for the ‘Air Filters’ Category
Your HVAC system’s air filter is a screen of fiber mesh that is installed in your central air system in the path of incoming air. As air is drawn into the central air unit, the filter catches and holds particulate pollution present in your circulating air – anything from dust and pollen to animal dander and fungal spores. If these were to get into your central A/C, they could build up on the evaporator coil and prevent it from cooling your indoor air.
According to Time Magazine, Fresno is one of the top 10 cities in the U.S. with a poor AQI (Air Quality Index). The AQI is a national reporting standard on the quality of the air we breathe. Bad air is a fact of life for us in the Fresno area, and a sub-par AQI can translate into poor indoor air quality as well, which is why using electrostatic air filters in your home is recommended.
Did you know that the average home contains pollution levels that are often higher than outdoors? Many of the most common respiratory health problems, including asthma, can be linked to constant exposure to indoor pollutants. Given that people spend about 90 percent of their time indoors, it pays to have the best filtration money can buy.
California has plenty of initiatives to better its outdoor air quality, but it’s up to homeowners to manage their indoor air quality. Incorporated directly into your forced-air heating and cooling system, an air filter is your first line of defense against airborne particulates. However, it’s important to inspect the air filter once every month, and replace as necessary. Here are six important reasons to keep up on your air filter replacement: