Will A Whole House Air Filter Keep The Air In Your Home Clean And Healthy?
A whole house air filter is a filter that’s designed to catch the germs, dirt, mites, and other unwanted particles floating around your house. They are typically used in central air units, but can be found in air purifying units as well.
Whatever type you use or are considering, they are worth the investment of money and time. No matter how often you clean your house, there are always microscopic particles about that prevent your house from being completely clean. These particles are invisible to the naked eye, but they are there nonetheless. You do not breathe clean air in your home simply because you vacuum three times a week.
If you have an air conditioning unit in your home, it is important to maintain its cleanliness, which includes changing the filter. Window or singular units do not run air throughout the entire home, but still need to be maintained just the same. But units that utilize a whole house air filter require maintenance on a monthly basis. Think about all of the air that flows through your house each day. Then think of all the people and / or pets wandering in and out of your home. This air is taken into an air unit, recycled, and redistributed throughout your entire home. Everyone, including guests that come into your house, is susceptible to breathing in this dirty, or clean, air.
Dust and other types of dirty particles are caught in the whole house air filter. Over a short period of time these particles begin to build up. As the air is pushed through the unit it now has to fight its way through all of the build up. So what happens? These particles are slowly released back into your home. After the unit pushes these dirt particles back into your home, it sucks it back up, adding to the already growing amount of germs sitting on the filter and within the unit. It’s a cycle that can and should be avoided.
Changing the whole house air filter and cleaning out the unit help to avoid this cycle of events. By keeping your filter clean, you eliminate the process of pushing the germs and dirt back into the air (and your lungs). Many households choose to use air purifying units, as well, which also help to keep the air cleaner. But these units work in the same way.
The unit itself and the filter need to be maintained and cleaned on a regular basis, say monthly. If you are considering buying a purifier, make sure you are willing to put the time into it, otherwise it can be a waste of money. But, if you are prepared to put in the time to properly maintain your unit, it is a very worthwhile buy.
There are many different purifiers to choose from, some that are designed for just one room, and others that focus on the entire house. You will need to assess your own home to decide which type of purifier is best suited to your needs.
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