Tired of suffering from year-round allergies and colds? If so, the problem may not be with your immune system but your home’s air-filtration system. In fact, old or dirty air filters can lead to a number of health issues and exacerbate pre-existing conditions like asthma, allergies and respiratory diseases. Here are a couple steps homeowners should take to keep family members healthy and utility bills on the down low from our Tampa air conditioning experts:
Replace Filters Regularly
Looking for relief from annoying allergy symptoms? You may need to replace your air filters more frequently. Air filters work by trapping particles and pollutants while allowing clean air to pass through. From dust mites to animal dander, there are many contaminants in the air that can be damaging to one’s health. A good air filter keeps these substances out of the air, so your family is breathing while improving the overall effectiveness of your HVAC system.
Remember to change your filter when the electric bill comes in the mail or inbox. New filters save you energy and provide better air quality.
Dirty filters not only increase the number of allergens flowing through the air but they also result in higher utility bills as the system must work harder to cool your home. A leader in HVAC services,Del-Air will wash and change your air filter as part of our 20-point check-up system. Our monthly maintenance package offers you the peace of mind that comes with knowing your system will continue to function at top capacity throughout the year.
Opt for High MERVs
Quality of your indoor air still lagging? If you’ve already cleaned or replaced your current filter, the problem may be that the MERV rating is too low. Standing for minimum efficiency recording value, MERV ranges from 1-20, with 20 providing the best degree of filtration. If your air seems less than clean, consider purchasing a small-particle or HEPA filter. You can also adjust your air filter, so clean air hits your face while you sleep.
Keep Your Family Healthy with Del-Air
Founded in 1983, Del-Air Heating & Air Conditioning has been providing top-quality HVAC services for more than three decades. You can trust us to keep your AC running at peak performance while ensuring the air your family breathes is free from outside contaminants. Learn more about our heating and cooling system services and then call to schedule an appointment with our Tampa air conditioning experts. We look forward to helping preserve your family’s health.