As climate shifts to warmer weather, a regular and recurring household maintenance task is to prioritize indoor air quality. Issues including molds, bacteria, carbon monoxide and volatile organic compounds tend to increase during the warming months. These increases your family's risk to respiratory diseases. To improve indoor air quality, you must provide proper ventilation and clean source of air at your home.
You should be advised that dirty A/C filters can cause home air ducts to become dirty and clogged. More importantly, this promotes a favorable environment for molds and spores to propagate within the ductwork. Unwanted airborne particles like dust, pollen and pet hair can trap and accumulate in your filter. When not cleaned regularly, build-up of allergens such as fungi, pollen and bacteria in the air and may trigger respiratory ailments. Air conditioning filters must be cleaned and/or replaced for both health and system efficiency reasons. Dirty filters cause your HVAC equipment to work harder and use up to five percent more energy.