Your first step to improving your indoor air quality is quick, inexpensive, and will provide immediate results.
Hold your current air filter up to the light. If you can see through it, then small airborne particles are going to go straight through it too. Those small particles can get into your lungs.
Replace the air filter with a new higher efficiency air filter. You cannot see through high efficiency filters, and those small, aggravating particles cannot get through either. Although a new air filter will not clean existing dirty ducts, replacing an air filter with a higher efficiency filter will start to reduce airborne contaminants, providing you with a cleaner air flow. Once your equipment has been professionally cleaned, your new filter will help keep your air conditioning equipment clean which will also help with your energy bill.
It’s important to note that all air conditioning filters must properly fit your air conditioning unit. If not properly fitted and installed, air always takes the path of least resistance which means that some of your air will not go through the filter and you will not see a reduction in your airborne particles.
Most air conditioning equipment should have the capacity to handle the additional air restriction which will occur when you use a higher efficiency filter. Do not use cheesecloth or other very restrictive methods to try to control dust within the air conditioning system as this can damage the equipment.
Call us at Air Duct Aseptics to discuss your filter requirements toll free 888-707-7763 or visit us online at www.ADAflorida.com