Catching Your Breath

Dusted your counters and tabletops? Check. Vacuumed your floors? Check. You may think you’ll breathe a little easier after removing visible dust particles from your home, but you may have forgotten something.

Replacing your air filters.

It’s easy to forget to replace air filters as they are out of sight, which means they’re probably not on your mind. However, filters get dirty quickly and they don’t last forever. If you don’t replace dirty filters often you will encounter some nasty side effects.

What Dirty Air Filters Cause

A little-known fact about dirty air filters is that they can cause your energy bills to skyrocket. All the dust, debris and other contaminants are between the air in your home and your HVAC system’s return, meaning your AC system must work harder to pull air through and circulate it throughout your home, straining the capabilities of your system by requiring more electricity to function. The additional strain can also cause your system to break if pushed beyond its limits, meaning a costly repair bill in addition to a high energy bill.

Dirty air filters can also cause severe health issues, especially if you or your family suffer from breathing problems such as asthma. Accumulated contaminants result in more contaminated air being circulated throughout your home, which can make you sick and cause your home to accumulate dust more quickly. Dirty air filters can contribute to a variety of symptoms and illnesses, including:

  • Bronchitis
  • Nasal congestion and wheezing
  • Headaches
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Flu-like illnesses
  • And more

Trapped particulates can also damage your ducts and vents. Mold, a nasty fungus, loves to accumulate in the darkest recesses of your ductwork, and is difficult to reach through conventional cleaning methods. Attempting to clean mold on your own can damage your ductwork and potentially spread mold spores throughout your system.

Test Your Indoor Air Quality with AirCon Service Company

Forget to replace your air filters? If you’re worried about the potential for polluted indoor air or that your system may have been damaged by particulates, don’t fret – AirCon Service Company has indoor air quality experts on hand to test your home’s air quality.

We also provide effective duct cleaning solutions to remove harmful particulates and fungi like mold. Our UV lamps that we insert and mount in your ducts can kill any bacteria that passes by it, including mold. AirCon’s repair experts can also remove dirt lodged in your system and on dampening coils to get your system back up and running efficiently again.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation so you can breathe easy again!