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Your indoor air quality can get better, or worse, depending on your air conditioner. Because the air in your home circulates through the HVAC system, your AC can have a significant impact on the airborne pollutants in your home. Here are three of the pollutants your AC can prevent:
#1: Dust to Dust
Dust is one of the worst culprits when it comes to your indoor air quality. Why is dust so bad? Because along with dust comes dust mites. A lot of people have dust allergies, and because it can become airborne so easily, it gets pulled into and then blown out through your cooling system.
#2: Mold and Mildew
Mold, if left to its own devices, can become incredibly pervasive as well as toxic, especially to individuals with respiratory conditions or suppressed immune systems. Although mold grows on surfaces in warm, humid environments, the spores become airborne when you disturb it. This is when they become harmful and can cause allergic reactions and health issues.
#3: Pet Dander
We're not willing to live without our pets, but it would be nice to breathe without their hair and dander in the air. These things are common allergens, especially in homes. They are often airborne, so it's hard to avoid them, even with regular housecleaning.
How Does Your AC Prevent These Pollutants?
Proper air filtering on your heating and cooling system is the number one way to prevent airborne pollutants in your home. The filters catch and trap small particles such as dust, mold and pet dander. They prevent these pollutants from entering the system, which in turn keeps it from circulating back through the air in your home.
You can have an impact on the air you breathe, and your air conditioner can help. For additional information on ways to improve your indoor air quality, contact our team at Helms Heating and Air Conditioning today.