How Your AC Unit Can Affect Indoor Air Quality

Now that summer is here, we are all experiencing hot and humid temperatures, and that heat and humidity can affect the indoor air quality of your home. You deserve to breathe the best air possible inside of your home. Take a look at how an efficient air conditioner can improve the indoor air quality of your home. 


It all starts with your air filter. The cleaner the air filter, the cleaner the air is in your home. A clean filter allows air to pass through your HVAC unit freely, without the blower fan working overtime to draw air in through a clogged filter.  We recommend replacing your air filter every 3-6 months. This will help decrease any strain on your HVAC system and prolong the lifespan of the unit while decreasing overall operating costs. By catching dust and debris, a clean air filter keeps your air ducts from filling with dust and allergens, reducing contaminants circulating in your home’s air.


Here are three common types of air filters: 


  • Fiberglass filters

    These are the most common, do the bare minimum, are cheap, and easily replaced.

  • Polyester and pleated filters

    These are mid-range filters for people with slight allergies, live in areas with high pollen content, or have pets. These generally are better than fiberglass filters for removing pollutants.

  • High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestance (HEPA) Filters

    These are the best filters out there with the highest filtration rating. They’re mainly used in hospitals and require special installation. 


Another thing to keep in mind about air filters is that they have a MERV rating. The higher the rating is, the fewer particles can flow through. Buying the highest rating air filter that is right for you and your family will make a huge difference in the indoor air quality of your home. To help you answer any questions about what MERV rating is best for your house, contact the experts at Air Rescue. 


Air Rescue also offers all types of air cleaners that can remove 95% of dust, pollen, mold spores, and bacterias in your home. Our technicians can help make the best recommendation for what type of air cleaner is best for your home or business. 


Besides air cleaners and changing the air filter in your AC unit, here are a few other simple steps that you can take in order to breathe the best air possible inside of your home:


  • Clean regularly

  • Avoid harsh chemicals

  • Use a dehumidifier 

  • Practice regular HVAC maintenance


Everyone deserves to breathe clean air in their home. Do you have an air cleaner in your home and need to replace the air filter? Air Rescue can replace your air filter for you and we also offer air cleaner maintenance. If you are interested in getting the maintenance done for your air cleaner, schedule your maintenance appointment, or filter change through our online form. If your air cleaner does not seem to be working properly, we can also repair any type of air cleaner you may have. Give Air Rescue a call for all your air cleaner needs at 813-358-3431.