Think of the last time you changed the air filter on your air conditioning system. Hopefully, it was recently (as changing the filter each month is vital for proper airflow and the continued performance and efficiency of your air conditioner). When you changed the filter, you probably noticed some level of dusty buildup on the filter, and felt confident it was doing its job.
What You Can’t See
However, what you can’t see when you change your filter is all of the tiny particulate matter and even small living organisms your air filter probably missed. The standard air filter misses the very smallest contaminants, which are often the most harmful. This includes things like:
- Mold Spores
Upgrading the Filter
You can upgrade your filter to one with a higher MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) if you’d like. You currently likely have a MERV somewhere between a 1 and a 4 but the scale goes much higher than this.
Caution: Upgrading the filter to one that is extremely effective might actually cause damage to your air conditioner! When your air filter is so effective that it blocks air from coming into the AC system or heater, it’s a bad thing. Your AC suffers in efficiency and could fail prematurely from overuse.
Choosing a New System
You may want to consider adding an air cleaning system into your air ducts. Whole-home filtration and air purifying systems are able to get particles out of the air without disrupting airflow, when properly installed.
Call HVAC technicians and ask about your options. You’ll find a great selection from AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. Inc., including:
- Whole-home air filtration systems
- Bryant air purifiers
- UV germicidal lights (to kill germs)
- Dehumidifiers (which can help prevent mold development)
- Energy recovery ventilators (to let in some fresh air)
Call us today for quality work at a fair price in Savannah, GA!