The peak of summer makes all of us really glad to have an air conditioner. With your air conditioner, it’s also important to make sure your air is clean. Similar to how furnaces should have humidifiers to keep your furnace working smoothly, air purifiers help keep your air conditioner going all summer long without issues. They work together to make sure your home has great air quality and keeps you comfortable.
What’s in your air
The air in your home has a lot of particles, allergens, and other unseen things. When it comes to the filters in your air conditioner, there is a specific way to measure what your filter can clean out of the air. The minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) on your air filter measures the size of particles that it can capture. The higher the MERV rating the more the filter will catch. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends a rating of 13 or higher for your home. Most air conditioner filters can clean out larger particles like dirt and pet dander. However, this doesn’t always account for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) like pollen, mold, smoke, and other indoor pollutants.
What an air conditioner does
Your air conditioner pulls out hot air in your home and cools the air going into your home. The air filter in your air conditioner can get rid of the large particles. Things like pet dander, pollen, and dust are usually caught in the filter of your air conditioner. With a higher rated filter, you could get some mold particles as well. All you need to do is change your air filter often enough to get more particles and pollutants out of your air ducts.
What an air purifier does
An air purifier only works to clean the air in your home. That means that it can get more pet dander, allergens, VOCs, and more. Air purifiers add an extra layer of protection from allergens, particles, and VOCs to make sure you and your family are healthier. It pairs with your air conditioner to create more airflow from your air ducts while still cleaning out the air in your home.
If you are looking into having cleaner, healthier air in your home, give us a call. Make your home your sanctuary from not just the outside, but from any germs and air pollution in your home.