Air On Demand Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Filter’

Your Air Filter, Your AC, and You

Monday, October 14th, 2019

dirty-ductless-air-filterDid you know the air you breath can impact your health? We aren’t just talking about smog; we mean the amount of dust, pollen and other contaminants in the air that might enter your lungs, can have an effect on your health. What’s more, this debris can impact the health of your air conditioner over time too, making it harder for your system to run the more it builds up.

Thank goodness you have an air filter!

The filter within your air system is able to, well, filter out a lot of stuff that you might not want in your house, or in your throat! But even this handy little part of your cooling system has its limits. The question is, what can you do to help care for it and improve the health of you and your AC?

Read on to find the answer!

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All About Washable HVAC Air Filters

Monday, December 24th, 2018

man-holding-disposable-filterAir filters are one of the simplest components in your entire HVAC system. Yet, simply neglecting to replace it can bring complete destruction and chaos to your system.

To be fair, we’re only slightly exaggerating. A clogged air filter can tank your efficiency, cause short cycling, airflow issues, and in the case of a furnace, can cause it to overheat. Before calling in for AC repair issues in Miami, we almost always recommend changing the air filter first.

If you hate having to go out and buy a new filter, however, you might want to invest in a washable one.

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How to Clean a Reusable Air Filter

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

dirty-filter-reusableSome things are designed to be thrown away. That Styrofoam container you got with your takeout order? Trash it! But that plastic container you saved last night’s pasta in? That one can be reused time and time again.

Air filters that work with your home’s air conditioning system are the same way. There are some filters designed for only one use (although “one use” is about a month). Others can be used time and over and over—as long as you keep them clean.

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Can Insulation Keep Cool Air in?

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Picking up an air filter for your HVAC system is as easy as going to your local hardware store and grabbing the one that fits your unit—right? Not if you want quality filtration for your indoor air quality. As it turns out, air conditioning and heating filters were not originally designed to improve our health. In reality, a filter’s first function is to keep debris out of the HVAC system. Imagine if a large piece of debris jammed a motor. This would result in a costly repair, which is why a filter first and foremost protects the unit.

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