On an average summer day in Chicago, the humidity is very high and temperatures can go up to 33° F. So while summers are a great time to enjoy beach parties, you also need to make sure that your cooling appliances are working correctly.
Of all your summer home maintenance chores, your air conditioner warrants the most attention. If something goes wrong with the AC unit, you and your family are going to have a hard time getting through summer.
One of the ways you can make sure that your AC unit remains functional throughout the season is getting the air filters cleaned on a regular basis.
Here are some why we recommend this:
Did you know that a lot of particles get stuck in the air filter that aren’t dirt? Some of these pollutants include pet dander, microbes, bacteria, smoke, dust, and pollen. If you have a history of allergies, you need to be extra careful, because pollutants can trigger them. Also, a filter that’s already dirty can’t clean the air out any further.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases that are caused by these allergens are some of the most common respiratory concerns in the US. Therefore, try and keep all your appliances—including the air filters—as clean as you can.
Prevent damage to the HVAC system
If the air filter remains clogged for too long, it can cause quite a lot of damage to the HVAC system. Other than that, dirt accumulation also greatly impacts the efficiency of the system.
This means that the compressor will have to work extra hard to push fresh air out and it’ll be difficult for the air to flow smoothly because of dirt. Extra effort also means more operational costs.
On the other hand, getting your air filters regularly inspected for dirt will not only add to the efficiency, but also to the longevity of the appliance.
Protect the environment
As discussed above, a harder working HVAC system means you’ll be emitting more carbon monoxide into the environment. HVAC systems also release greenhouse gases that harm the environment if released in excess amounts.
On the other hand, if your air filters are clean and the airflow is strong, the HVAC system will take up minimum energy and releasing minimum amounts of by-products. This way, you’ll be contributing to the greater good of society in the long run.
If you’re on the lookout of an HVAC contractor Chicago that could install and repair your AC unit in Chicago, get in touch with us at Global Heating and Cooling. Visit our website to have a look at our services that include air conditioning installation, Dehumidifier Installation and the installation of Ductless Split Cooling systems Chicago.
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