Most Americans spend about 90 percent of their time inside their house. When you spend this much of your time indoors, the concerns regarding the air quality of your house becomes more alarming. The air that you breathe indoors can sometimes have more pollution than the air outside your home. This is why indoor air quality is one of the most important things that homeowners should be looking at this summer.
Start thinking About Your Air Filtration
The average filter that you find in a person’s air conditioning system has one inch of thickness and can filter out about 10 to 15 percent of pet hair, dust and pollen typically. Even though the replacement time varies on how bad your room’s internal condition is, you will benefit from investing in a better air filter.
If you are still using the one-inch air filters, then investing your money in a better filter for the sake of more breathable air should be your priority this summer. If you invest in a much-advanced filtration system, it can help filter out about 99 percent of all the invasive molecules that are floating in the air.
These include viruses, mold, bacteria, pollen, dust, debris, and so forth. Not only will an advanced filter improve your indoor breathing quality, but it will also protect your HVAC system, and allow it to have more longevity.
If a cheap air filter is filtering out only 10 percent of your air, this means that the pollutants are entering the HVAC systems and settling into the metal and wires. This results in the overtime accumulation of dust, debris, and rust, making them dysfunctional.
They also clog up the lines, cause leaks, and cause your system to work harder to compensate. This added effort by the system also means that they will be using more power for the same amount of efficiency, which will show up in your utility bills.
How do Air Filters Work?
Many types of air filters consist of tangled bundles of fine fibers. These fibers create narrow convoluted pathways for the air to pass through them. For the large particles, the filters behave as a kitchen sieve and physically stopping the particles from passing.
For small particles speeding through an air filter, as the air twists and turns, the particles fail to keep up and they end up crashing into the filter walls. Their inertia stops them from making their way across the filter.
There are many ways to use your HVAC system for purifying your indoor air this summer. The best way to do so is with the help of air filters.