The Difference a Clean Filter Can Make in Comfort This Winter

Although it’s the easiest task you can complete when servicing your HVAC system, changing your filter comes with many benefits. While it’s just as easy to forget about your HVAC filter and subject your system to unneeded strain, remembering to change it at least once per month can prove invaluable. Here’s the difference HVAC filters can make in comfort for residents in Trinity, Texas, this winter. Cleaner and Healthier Air How often you change your filter can depend on the type and the conditions in your home. Some filters need to be changed monthly while others need to be changed less frequently. In addition, some filters can be cleaned. The frequency with which you will need to clean or replace your filter will be impacted by factors such as whether or not you have pets or live in a dusty environment. A dirty or clogged filter will cause your HVAC system to operate inefficiently and work harder than it should, which wastes energy. You will also be exposed to more harmful pollutants that build up in the system and eventually pollute your indoor air. Keeping your air filters clean is critical to maintaining optimum indoor air quality levels, and keeping...

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Why Would I Need An Air Purifier?

Many think of air pollution primarily in terms of a problem confined to the outdoors, but the fact of the matter is that indoor air quality is often much worse than the quality of the air outside. Fortunately, you can take several simple steps that will boost the air quality in your home. One of the most effective tools you can incorporate in your fight against poor indoor air is an air purifier. Purpose of Air Purifiers After a rise in respiratory problems and allergic reactions, several government and independent health organizations found that indoor air may contain high levels of contaminants. Some of these pollutants, such as pollen, come from the outside the home. Others are produced by our activities (dust, smoke, exhaust from gas stoves, and pesticides). Volatile organic compounds (VOCs), are also gaseous in nature, and come from typical household products such as paint, chemical cleaners, varnish, and carpets. Air purifiers remove pollutants including bacteria, viruses, pet dander, and mold. They effectively remove particles as small as 30 to 1.0 microns in size. Air purifiers trap and kill the pathogens as indoor air cycles through its filter; which it does up to eight times per hour. Other...

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