Checking Air Filters is normally an overlooked job. But checking your filters can improve your respiratory system and save you money!
We take a look at important reasons to keep the air clean.
We all face a variety of risks in our everyday lives. Things like commuting, engaging in recreational activities or even doing a few chores at home can pose varying degrees of risk, and often at times some risks are totally unavoidable. However, the good news is you can do something about some risks – in this case, controlling the purity of air you take in within your home by simply changing air conditioning filters.
Most homes are well insulated and airtight to keep the outside weather out. Mostly a good thing, but because of well-made Australian houses this has the effect of keeping airborne contaminants inside. What we see, the dust and hair on furniture, is only a fraction of what’s swimming around in the air. There’s also a mix of invisible dust mites, pollen, pet dander, mold, and smoke.
When your air conditioning filters are clogged, this can result in poor air quality, recycling the bad stuff within your home. As a result, poor air quality can contribute to the development of chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma, bronchitis and hypersensitivity pneumonitis.
The main reason to keep your filters clean remains to increase efficiency. If you filters are clogged and dirty, your air conditioning unit is working overtime to cool your home. Maintaining your filter is one of the simplest ways you can save money on your electricity bill. It could save you as much as 5% to 15% off your energy consumption!
How often to check?
A good rule of thumb is to check the filters once a month depending on use, or if common symptoms start occurring. Common symptoms of poor air quality are headaches, dry eyes, nasal congestion, nausea and fatigue. People at the greatest risk include those who currently have respiratory diseases, the elderly and children.
The first line of defence is to maintain and clean the air filter regularly. A high-quality filter can capture the smallest particles that are floating around in your house. If you are second guessing your choice to purchase a filter, remember the saying “poor man buys twice”. Don’t take any risks – change your filters regularly and keep your family safe.
Contact Star Air Conditioning if you need any advice or a quote.