Appliances such as the central heating and air conditioning units make the lives of people more convenient and comfortable, the reason why these units have been very popular. Houses in the United States that are newly constructed have these systems built in.
Why Do You Need A Home Air Filter?
The location of the air filter in your air conditioning unit is at the intake points of the ventilation. The disposable and pleated types of air filters are the most commonly used. The two main purposes of these filter types are: Removing the contaminates from the air is the first one, and the second purpose is that it keeps the system work smoothly.
The air filters are removing the harmful elements and contaminates, dust particles, pet dander, etc. from the air circulating in your home. A result of a study showed that when air inside the house is not properly filtered, it becomes more toxic and may put the health of people at risk. The importance of air filters in modern designed homes that are built airtight is that it kills the elements dangerous to the health.
The MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) assigned on the air filters is responsible for its ability to kill the harmful micro-organisms in the air. The higher the value assigned, the better the performance of the filter to perform its killing ability on the contaminants in the air.
How the System Performs
Another function of the air filter is that it serves in keeping the air conditioning unit run smoothly. To keep the air filter clean all the time will help the system in working efficiently as possible. It is important to remove the dust particles from the airflow to protect the other elements of the A/C system from anything that might destroy it.
Problems in several areas of the system may be caused by dirty air filters. Ice build up on the evaporator coils may be caused by insufficient airflow. Coils may be destroyed and the performance of the system will decrease.