How a Dirty Air Filter Affects Your Indoor Air Quality

Keeping your home HVAC system in peak operating condition is essential to ensure the greatest comfort for every member of your family. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, checking and replacing HVAC filters is one of the most important elements of regular maintenance for your heating and cooling system. Here are three of the most important ways in which a dirty air filter can have an impact on the air quality inside your California home:

Increases the Risk of Breakdowns

A dirty air filter can break down and cause damage to your cooling system. Replacing your filter regularly and scheduling regular maintenance visits are good ways to keep your HVAC system running at peak efficiency. When your air conditioning system is not working properly, the air inside your home can become stagnant and polluted. Investing in routine maintenance can enhance the quality of your indoor air.

Reduces Airflow Through HVAC Equipment

Clean filters allow for better air circulation, which is essential to ensure the freshest, most breathable indoor air for you and your family. Changing the filters of your air conditioning system every month can ensure the best circulation of air through these systems for improved air quality inside your home.

Increases the Risk of Indoor Air Pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency has compiled a list of the most common effects of indoor air pollution, which include the following:

  • Irritation of eyes and nasal membranes
  • Fatigue and dizziness
  • Increased risk of asthma attacks
  • Shortness of breath for individuals with emphysema
  • More frequent allergy attacks
  • Congestion in the sinuses, throat or chest

Dirty air filters are less effective in filtering out pollutants and may allow greater concentrations of dust and particulates to build up inside your Palm Desert residence, decreasing your indoor air quality and making your home a less comfortable place to live.

The experts at Palm Desert Air Conditioning & Heating Co. can provide you with the most practical and cost-effective services for your HVAC system. To learn more about our indoor air quality solutions, call us today at 760-610-0297 to schedule an appointment. We are here to serve you now and in the future.

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