Are you worried about how clean the air is in your home?
If so, then you may want to consider getting an air filter for your air conditioner system. This is a common feature in split system air conditioners which helps purify the air. A dirty AC unit can lead to many problems with allergies, asthma, respiratory infections, and more.
Let’s go through and list five benefits that you may not know about having an air conditioner fitted with an air filter at your home or business.
Benefits of air filters in your air conditioner
1. Reduce allergies with an AC air filter
If you suffer from allergies, then an air filter for your air conditioning unit can really help. The cleaner the air is in your home, the better chance that it will reduce or eliminate any allergy symptoms. This is largely due to a decrease of dust and other particles floating around in the air with this feature installed in your system.
The reduction of allergens within the air makes breathing easier and healthier!
It also helps people who are sensitive to pets or smoke such as asthma sufferers, those prone to respiratory problems like pneumonia, those suffering from chronic sinusitis or just about anyone else who requires clean air.
2. Provide cleaner air for your children
An air filter can also help parents provide cleaner air for their children by reducing any particles floating around in the air. This is even more important as studies have shown that breathing this kind of dirty air may irritate a child’s immune system, and increase their risk for chronic respiratory infections like asthma or even lung cancer!
3. Eliminates harmful chemicals from indoor environments
Not only does an air filter help reduce dust, smoke and other particles, it also helps reduce chemicals from indoor areas.
An air filter can help eliminate harmful chemicals from your home, including formaldehyde, ammonia, and benzene to name just a few. In fact, some air filters offer complete chemical removal as well!
4. Improve your sleep with clean filtered air
Air filters used in your air conditioner can also provide a better night of sleep. This is because they help reduce dust, bad odours and other particles that could be circulating in your home during the day.
This way you can rest easy knowing that you are less likely to wake up with allergies or breathing issues.
In fact, air filters not only provide cleaner air but also healthier living which means more energy throughout the day and less illness at night time.
5. Air purifiers can also help increase your life expectancy
Due to breathing cleaner air, you could also reduce your risk of getting illnesses such as asthma, allergies and more.
That means that air filters can not only help provide cleaner air but healthier living which in turn could increase life expectancy.
In fact, according to a report from the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 12 million deaths globally are attributable to air pollution each year. That’s about one death every eight seconds or three people per minute dying prematurely because they breathed dirty air.
How to clean the air filter in your split system air conditioner
It is important to clean your air filter every month or so.
The way you do this will depend on the type of air conditioning unit that you have in your home, but there are a few general steps that should be followed for most types:
- Pull out the filters from the air conditioning unit and vacuum them off using an attachment designed to get deep into crevices.
- Mix one part of cool water with about five parts vinegar (or ¼ cup). Dip a cloth or sponge in it and use it to wipe down all sides of both filters at once. Rinse thoroughly with warm water afterwards; don’t leave any residue behind!
- Leave the air filter to dry for a day.
- Replace the air filters and restart the air conditioner. Make sure it’s at its full capacity for around 24 hours before turning it back down to an appropriate temperature again.
Alternatively, if you don’t feel comfortable pulling apart your air conditioner, speak to the team at Busselton Air and book in an air conditioning service.
Separate from an air filter within your air conditioning unit, air purifiers are also available which can provide clean air for your home or business.
Installing an air purifier in your home
Air purifiers are the perfect option for anyone who wants to enjoy clean and fresh air at all times. It removes allergens, dust, smoke, pet dander or any other pollutants from the air that may be causing them discomfort in their immediate space.
This can also give you peace of mind knowing your loved ones are breathing healthier air while they’re in your home as well!
If you have a room where someone spends most of their time (such as your bedroom), then there’s no need to worry about spending money on two separate units – just move the air purifier when required.
Ready to install an air filter or purifier in your home?
At Busselton Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, we can visit your home and install a new air conditioner unit (with air filter), or air purifying unit.
Call us today on (08) 9752 4246 if you’re interested in starting the process. Our friendly team is ready to answer all of your questions, so get in touch with one of our certified air conditioning technicians about installing an air filtration device today!