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The Importance of a Good Air Filter for Your HVAC System

Indoor air quality can often be worse than outdoor air because the air that we are breathing is trapped within the walls of our home. People tend to spend up to 80% of their days indoors, so it is imperative that the air indoors is as clean as possible. When your windows are closed and doors are shut tight, the air circulation is reliant upon your HVAC system. Whether you’ve had a recent HVAC duct cleaning, installed a new HVAC system, or are changing out the filters for the new season, your filter plays a part in the air quality in your home.

The Coachella Valley HVAC experts are Earl’s Air Conditioning can help you make sure your air is clean and flowing strongly. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment.

Why Do You Need a Filter for Your HVAC System?

The air is a carrier for pollutants. These pollutants and particles can enter our bodies through breath or can irritate our skin, destroy electronics, or dirty surfaces. What kinds of things can be floating in your air and circling through your HVAC system?

Air pollutants can include:

  • Bacteria
  • Dust
  • Dander and pet hair
  • Mold spores
  • Pollen
  • Viruses

How Air Filters Help Clean the Air

The importance of a good air filter is that it assists your HVAC system is keeping the air fresh, clean, and non-toxic. A quality air filter, along with regular air duct cleaning, can prevent mold and dust from accumulating in the air you breathe.

Effective air filters can:

  • Keep your air clean
  • Filter the air that enters and exists your HVAC system, helping it to run smoothly
  • Keep furniture and surfaces clean by eliminating airborne dust
  • Extend the life of your HVAC system
  • Reduce maintenance costs, saving on indoor HVAC system cleaning and service
  • Prevent damage to your electronics by reducing airborne particles

Standard air filters do not always help clean the air. Rather, they prevent large objects and debris from entering the system. Dust, mold, bacteria, and dirt can still make their way through the standard filter.

There are many options for air filters, but disposable and reusable. All filters have a MERV rating, that provides buyers with an efficiency rating on a scale of 1-20. Disposable filters can have a rating from 4-12, the higher the rating, the more capable of removing or blocking microscopic particles. Reusable, or washable, filters typically have a lower rating.

Quality Air Flow with Earl’s Air Conditioning

Earl’s Air Conditioning is your resource for installation, maintenance, and service for HVAC systems in Coachella Valley. Our family’s health is affected by the quality of the air we breathe, and we know that rings true for yours as well. Let us help you choose the HVAC system and the air filters that are best for your needs. You can find air filters that help with seasonal allergies and pet dander or filters that you can reuse, focusing on environmental consciousness. Whatever you choose, we are here to provide information and service for your home.

Contact the team at Earl’s Air Conditioning for all of your Coachella Valley HVAC needs.

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