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5 Reasons To Keep A Clean HVAC Filter:
1. Maintaining Healthy Air Quality
This is particularly important if anyone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma. Dirty HVAC Filters worsen the air quality and can exacerbate symptoms. If you have pets, it’s even more important because pet dander can accumulate in the system and spread allergens throughout the household. It’s an easy fix to replace your filter and prevent air quality deterioration.
2. Keeping Energy Cost Down. Save Up To $27.50 in energy cost a month or over $300.00 per Year.
When an HVAC filter clogs, the HVAC system has to work harder to force air around the filter, using more energy. When it requires more energy to make your heating and cooling work, it causes your energy bill to skyrocket. The Department of Energy says that the average household spends about $2,200.00 a year on its energy bills. When you consistently change you filter, you can save from 5% to 15% on your utility costs.
3. Protect Your HVAC Unit.
The most common reason a HVAC system breaks down is because of a dirty filter. As dirt accumulates, air can’t pass, or worse, the system overheats. The motor then has to work harder. In a best-case scenario, your unit would need to be repaired. In the worst case, if your unit is older, not replacing filters could put the unit over the edge and require you to buy a new one. Replacing the filter is an easy way to lengthen the life of your heating system.
4. Keeping your heating and cooling system Clean.
Dirt clogged up in the filter can lead to polluting the entire HVAC system. That means extra repairs, service and parts that you most likely haven’t budgeted for.
5. A Peace of Mind
Replacing your filter is an easy, inexpensive step to take that can save you money and extend the life of your HVAC system all while improving and controlling indoor air pollution.
What is Indoor Air Pollution?
The EPA cites inadequate ventilation, along with chemical and biological contaminants as the main causes of Sick Home Syndrome. Houses today are so airtight that contaminants can’t escape. Throughout most of the 1900’s, building ventilation standards called for about 15 cubic feet per minute of outside air for each building occupant in order to reduce to dilute and reduce body odors, the EPA says. But as a result of the 1973 oil embargo, national energy conservation measures dropped the standard to 5 cubic feet per occupant. In many cases, these reduced outdoor air ventilation rates were inadequate to maintain the health and comfort of building occupants. If the building can’t breath in enough fresh air, it gets filled with indoor pollutants. And still today, most new homes are being built to be more energy efficient and more people are trying to make older homes more airtight by installing new windows, doors and adding more insulation.
According to the EPA, there are many symptoms of SHS: headache; eye, ear or throat irritation; dry cough; dry or itchy skin; dizziness and nausea; difficulty concentrating; fatigue; sensitivity to odors. Usually these symptoms subside shortly after the affected person leaves the building or home.
Cleaning and Prevention
The EPA Recommends Air Cleaning
The goal of air cleaning is to remove indoor pollutants by trapping them inside a mechanical device. Effective air cleaning protects HVAC systems and components, protects furnishings and décor of occupied spaces, reduces housekeeping and building maintenance, reduces furnace and heating equipment fire hazards and, most importantly, protects building occupants. In addition to trapping particulates, it is necessary to remove, and hopefully destroy, micro-organisms such as mold, fungus, bacteria and viruses. Finally, efficient air cleaning involves the removal of gases, VOCs, vapors and odors that could very well be prevalent in the home.
The EPA Recommends Ventilation
A well-designed and properly designed HVAC system brings in and conditions outdoor air and circulates the air through the home/building. The primary benefits beyond warming, cooling and managing the humidity of the air are to dilute indoor air pollutants to minimize their impact on the indoor environment and building occupants. The HVAC system also transports indoor air contaminants outside. The downside is the HVAC system may bring in outdoor air pollutants as well as pick up indoor air pollutants, such as mold spores, allergens, dust and VOCs form one area of the building and transport them to another.
The EPA Recommends Source Removal
While source control is the only completely effective way to remove pollutants from indoor environments, experts agree that total eradication of indoor contaminants often is not feasible or practical. More realistic approaches are to use materials, furnishings, finishes and cleaning products/processes that emit low levels of VOCs and to adopt surface cleaning practices such as regular hypo-allergenic cleaning and maintenance to remove larger particles and kill bacteria and viruses on floors, furniture, walls, doorknobs, bedding and linens and bathroom fixtures. In addition, keeping HVAC systems in good working order and air ducts and drip pans clean is important for minimizing dust and particle accumulation and indoor mold growth within the system.
Air Quality Information: http://www.airqualityinfo.org
Allergy Facts and Figures: http://www.aafa.org/page/allergy-facts.aspx
Asthma Statistics: http://www.aaaai.org/about-the-aaaai/newsroom/asthma-statistics.aspx
Air Pollution Introduction: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/air/pdfs/awwwairqual.pdf
Air Pollution Introduction: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/safety-education/safety-guides/home/the-inside-story-a-guide-to-indoor-air-quality/
Indoor Air Quality (WA State Dept of Ecology): http://www3.epa.gov/air/basic.html
Sick Building Fact Sheet EPA: http://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2014-08/documents/sick_building_factsheet.pdf
Do You Live in a Sick Home – MOTHER EARTH NEWS: http://www.motherearthnews.com/nature-and-environment/sick-home-zmaz89mazraw.aspx
Sick House Syndrome Independent Property Inspections: http://www.ipipropertyinspections.com.au/wp-content/uploads/sick-house-syndrome.pdf
Dust Mite Allergy: http://www.aafa.org/page/dust-mite-allergy.aspx
What Causes or Triggers Asthma (Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America): http://www.aafa.org/page/asthma-triggers-causes.aspx
Dust Mite Allergy: www.aafa.org/page/dust-mite-allergy.aspx (Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America)
Dust Allergy: http://acaai.org/allergies/types/dust-allergy (American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology)
House Dust Mite: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/house_dust_mite
Air Quality Monitor: http://www.dylosproducts.com/learnabout.html
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences_particles_size: https://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/assets/docs_a_e/ehp_student_education_lesson_particles_size_makes_all_the_difference_508.pdf
Florida Solar Energy Center_ Mold Growth: http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/en/consumer/buildings/basic/moldgrowth.htm
Airflow Products: https://www.airflow.co.nz/products/anti_allergen_infoml