Winter is here and with many of us spending more time indoors and utilizing our furnaces in higher frequencies, there are a couple important considerations to overall health and indoor air quality.

 

One question we hear over and over is, “Why is it important to change the air filter in your home air conditioning system”?  We wanted to share insights into the importance of clean filter systems and proper maintenance.

According to the EPA, indoor air contains 70% more pollutants than the air we breathe outdoors. This means we are at great risk of contracting diseases and worsening allergies at home and work.To provide a healthy indoor air, the HVAC system needs to be properly designed, installed, maintained, and operated.  Ensuring that the air circulating is free of dust, molds, pollens, and other contaminants.

Dirt and neglect are the #1 causes of heating and cooling system failure!

-Energy Star

Air filter neglect introduces harmful bacteria and fungi into the HVAC air supply ducts.  Secondly,  accumulations of water anywhere in the system may foster harmful biological growth that can be distributed throughout the building.

Not only is maintenance essential to your health but it also will save you money and help protect your air conditioning and heating system investment.  If the filter becomes excessively dirty or clogged, more energy will be required to power the unit and cause increased wear and tear on the HVAC system.

Lastly you are actively contributing to a greener environment as properly functioning heating systems with clean filters release lower amounts of gas and carbon dioxide into the outside air.

Take control of 2013 and start living a healthier lifestyle by increasing the quality of your interior environment. Contact a Kaiser AC Comfort Adviser for competitive pricing on a quality replacement filter or inquire about our cost saving maintenance and Premier Customer program.