The air we breathe in our homes can have a great impact on your health and overall quality of life. Beyond outside causes of pollution such as smog, air contaminants from everyday items in your home such as cleaners or even pets can significantly diminish the air quality in your home.
Smoke from fireplaces during the winter can also lead to poor air quality and can lead to respiratory problems, such as asthma or allergies, and can cause an increase in the frequency of colds and infections. Therefore, using air filters can protect the health of your family and improve the air quality in your home.
Air filters have several benefits which include:
- Removing particles and contaminants from the air
- Protecting your heating and cooling equipment from damage
There are several different types of filters but they work by trapping particles and contaminants based on size and need to be changed frequently to ensure good air quality.
There are several consequences to having a dirty air filter. Beyond reducing air quality, a dirty air filter will increase energy costs because it will cause your central air system to work less efficiently.
It will also cause furnaces to overheat and work harder during the winter months. This stress on heating and cooling systems can lead to system breakdowns over time, which can also cause costly repairs.
Therefore, it is critical that you change and monitor your air filters as needed. This is to guarantee the best air quality for your home and family. Also, to prolong the life of your heating and cooling systems.