Spring has sprung – air filter replacement to combat allergies is a good idea! This time of year is about being mindful of keeping allergens out of your indoor air. Most people know that logically it’s a great idea to change their air conditioning filters at the start of spring, but it continues to be one of the most easily overlooked household chores, quickly getting forgotten until household members start suffering from allergies.
It’s Easy to Forget About HVAC Cleaning and Air Filter Replacement
Most AC filters are not easily visible and don’t have an immediate impact on your air conditioner’s performance. What typically happens is that dirty air filters start causing problems with both the cleanliness of your indoor air and the efficiency of your AC unit very slowly over time. Because of this, it’s easy to forget about filter changes, which can lead to not only health issues, but also damage to your AC unit which can cost you time and money.
In order to feel your best and keep your HVAC unit feeling its best, it’s a great idea to set a calendar reminder or alarm to change your air filter every three months, especially during peak allergy season!
How Does Air Filter Replacement Help?
Air filters, whether the type within air purifiers or your air conditioning unit, both play a big role in reducing the amount of allergens that can slowly creep inside your home. When your HVAC unit runs, it works by pulling air in through a vent from the outdoors. The air from that intake vent gets sucked through tiny particles within an air filter. While the spaces in the filter are large enough for air to move easily through, they are small enough to trap pollen, dust, pet hair, dirt, and other debris from the outdoors. This means that when changed regularly, the air coming in from the outdoors should be nice and clean before it is pumped into your home.
Keep the Air Inside Your Home Clean
As the air conditioner runs longer and cycles more frequently, more and more of the air coming in from the outside of your home gets cleaned. If you make sure to remember air filter replacement should happen at regularly scheduled intervals, and if you run your air conditioner in the warm months for at least a few hours each day, you will find a positive reduction in the amount of allergens in your home. You’ll also usually find it much easier to breathe your indoor air without feeling itchy, stuffy, or uncomfortable.
Especially on days in spring time when the pollen count is high, you may find great relief indoors with a clean air filter in your AC unit. Allergy sufferers will be able to breathe in air that, if the filter is good enough, can remove up to approximately 98% of all airborne allergens.
HVAC Cleaning and Air Filter Replacement Reduce Your Chance of Illness
Allergy sufferers often find that not only are they bothered by the itchy eyes and runny noses of allergy season, but they are more liable to contract respiratory illnesses as a result. HVAC cleaning and air filter replacement help to trap and remove many of the particles that cause illnesses. If you choose a specific type of filter, it may even be able to trap tiny viruses, such as those found in the common cold, which can reduce the viral load in your air and keep you healthier.
Air Filter Replacement and HVAC Cleaning to Trap Mold and Bacteria
Additionally, regular HVAC cleaning and air filter replacement can efficiently trap bacteria and mold particles either coming in from the outdoors or growing in AC ducts. Changing your air filter every 90 days helps prevent any of those harmful particles from entering your home and causing problems.
Increased Efficiency with HVAC Cleaning and Air Filter Replacement
Another benefit of routine HVAC cleaning and air filter replacement is that both of these procedures can lead to an increase in efficiency of your air conditioning unit. Another way to enhance this efficiency is to have your air conditioner inspected and your ducts and coils cleaned regularly. When air can flow freely through the system, it means your air conditioner does not have to work as hard or kick on as frequently. This saves you not only energy, but money as well.
An efficiently running air conditioner can also give you peace of mind because it doesn’t have to work overtime to pump clean, cool air into your home and is not experiencing ongoing problems that will impact other areas of your AC unit and cause damage later.
Give Us a Call to Schedule Your HVAC Cleaning Today!
At Maki Heating and Air Conditioning, we want to make sure you not only stay cool and comfortable this spring, but also stay safe and healthy during allergy season. When you contact us, we can recommend the best type of filters for your individual HVAC units, so that you can reduce the pollen, mold, bacteria, and even virus load in your air and make sure you and your family are living in the healthiest environment possible.
We can also provide routine HVAC cleaning and maintenance including AC duct and coil cleaning, so that your system can run at peak performance, and so that you can save money in the long run. Give us a call at (530) 885-3449 or (916) 782-9242 to schedule your appointment with Maki Electric Heating and Air, and allow us to help you enjoy the beautiful spring season without allergens in your home.