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3 Factors to Consider When Replacing Your Air Filter

Helms Heating & Air Conditioning - Thursday, August 24, 2017
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What impacts your indoor air quality? Air pollutants. What can you do about it? Take a look at how your air filter impacts your air quality and three factors you should consider when replacing it.

Consideration #1: What's in Your Air?

The biggest culprits when it comes to poor indoor air quality are dust, pollen, dust mites, and mold. These are especially pesky for people who are prone to allergies or who have health issues. Ridding the air of these pollutants can have a big impact on the way you feel and your general health.

Consideration #2: What Does an Air Filter Do?

One of the primary jobs of an air filter is to keep dirt and debris out of your heating and cooling system. The air filter works to protect the equipment from what could potentially damage it and cause it to become less efficient, less effective, and possibly break down. The other job of the air filter is to help keep those same pollutants out of your air. If those particles can't get into the HVAC system to begin with, they can't recirculate throughout your home.

Consideration #3: An Air Filter Might Need Some Assistance

In addition to regularly changing your air filter, another way to boost the quality of your indoor air is by incorporating an air filtration system into your heating and air conditioning. A good air filtration system can remove up to 98% of airborne contaminants from the air you breathe, and the air that goes through your HVAC.

When you're considering your indoor air quality, get all the facts from our experts at Helms Heating and Air Conditioning.