How Do You Know If Your AC’s Air Filter Is Working?

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We know that you’re concerned about your family’s well-being. You do what you can to help your loved ones live happy, healthy lives. But controlling the indoor air quality can be tough. There may be many contaminants in the air like pollen, mold spores, bacteria, and other allergens and microorganisms that can make people sick.

Luckily, your air conditioning system has an air filter in it. But how can you tell if it’s working? And is an air filter really enough?

Change the Filter

You must change your air filter each and every month. This is the only way to prevent debris and dust from around the home from blocking airflow into your AC unit. This could be a major drag to energy efficiency, and it may affect your air quality.

Upgrade the MERV Rating

However, the standard air filter might not be doing enough to help with your indoor air quality issues. The MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) of your air filter is likely somewhere between 1 and 4 on the MERV scale. This is effective at removing larger particles, but not the smallest ones that can aggravate allergy symptoms.

A Filter That’s Too Effective Is Problematic Too

There can be a problem with choosing a filter that’s too effective or too strong. Tightly woven fibers block airflow from coming into the indoor air unit. This means that, even if it’s keeping pollutants like mold spores and pollen out, it might be keeping air out too, which will cause your AC performance to suffer. Efficiency goes down too and you might notice frequent problems within your system.

Call in Technicians

The best way to ensure that your air conditioner runs smoothly while filtering particles out of the air is to call in professional HVAC technicians. They can help you to pick out the right filter for your home. Or, you can upgrade to a whole-house air purifier or air filtration system.

Give AC Designs Inc. a call. We will deliver above your expectations! We carry all different sizes of filters, and we are happy to help you find the right fit for your home in Ortega, FL.