Are you familiar with something called HVAC filtration? Many people have heard of HVAC filtration but are unsure of what it actually is. This post will answer most of the questions you may have about HVAC filtration.
This week Disability Living has been blogging about the risks that accompany unclean living spaces. We have discussed the fact that living in a clean, non-toxic environment (i.e., one free of contaminants, mold, etc) is important for someone who wants to be physically and emotionally healthy.
One of the main culprits behind an unclean home environment is an air conditioning unit. This is because air conditioning units cause condensation and attract dust and other “nutrients” mold thrives on. This is a recipe for unclean air. So how can the air in an air conditioned home be kept clean? This is where HVAC filtration comes in.
What is HVAC filtration?
If a home has HVAC filtration, that means it has filters fitted over the air conditioning/heating systems. These filters are purposed to “catch” contaminants and particles before they shoot through the air and into an individual’s lungs.
Why is HVAC filtration important?
HVAC filtration is important because it is vital that air in a home is as clean as possible. Filtered air contains less pollutants, allergens, etc. A family’s health cannot be truly optimized until the air in their home is free of toxins.
To have a healthy home, your air conditioning/heating systems need to have “efficient filtration and intelligent filter maintenance.”
One problem with air filters is that they are often ill-fitted. They are either too small or too large, having been crammed into a unit. This is not good. Jeff May, founder of May Indoor Air Investigations, insists that “efficient filtration and intelligent filter maintenance” is key for a healthy home and healthy family. In other words, air conditioner filters should be well-fitted and changed regularly so as not to become contaminated.
Remember — HVAC filtration is vital for optimal health.
When shopping for an air filtration system, don’t forget that filters are crucially important to your and your family’s health. Keep that in mind as you seek the most efficient air filtration system for your home.
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Let’s Talk About It
Do you agree that air filters are often ill-fitted and inefficient?
What air filtration system works best for your home?