We often stress the benefits of air filtration systems to residents of Ramsey, NJ and other nearby homes. Every air conditioner comes with a filter designed to strain out dust, pet hair and other contaminants. An electronic air filter or similar device takes a more rigorous approach to the problem, as can HEPA filters and similar upgrades to your existing filtration system. They help keep your air clean and avoid the spread of germs and other contagions, and if you have family members sensitive to excessive dust (infants, the elderly or people suffering from conditions such as asthma), w high-end form of air filtration is absolutely necessary.
But there’s more to it than that. Air filtration helps your air conditioner as much as it does your household members, and installing a high end filter in your system can pay off for your AC as much as it can for you. Here’s how:
Dust is the Enemy of Efficiency
Dust in your system can cause all manner of problems with your air conditioner, starting with moving parts which may experience more friction is they get dusty. When it comes to things like the fan motor, that can result in a very expensive breakdown if you’re not careful. Dust can also coat the surface of the coils, which forms a barrier between the refrigerant and the air it’s trying to cool. Frost will form on the surface and if the situation isn’t addressed, it will result in higher bills and an increased risk of a breakdown. Finally, in the worst cases, dust can clog the filters and other key points in the process, which means the air flow into your home will be reduced, and again the cost of conditioning your air will go up.
Call Design Air, Inc. to discuss the air filter options for your HVAC system!