Do you wonder about ways to keep yourself, your family, and your home healthier? As we start to get closer to winter, health is often on peoples’ minds, and this year, it is especially so.
We are looking for ways to cut down on the transmission of viruses, bacteria, mold spores, and the like.
One way to do that is to be sure to replace your HVAC system’s air filters on a regular basis. You may be advised to change them every month, but if you live alone, don’t smoke, and don’t have a dog, you might be able to stretch it a bit longer. If you check the air filter and it isn’t dirty, you might want to wait. If you are interested in helping your HVAC live a longer life as well as having good indoor air quality, the type of a/c air filter you choose makes a big difference. The best air filter you can get is the UV air filter. UV air filters are great at helping you have good indoor air quality because they trap bacteria and viruses and also subject them to UV-C light. That light kills bacteria, viruses, and mold and mildew spores that are in the air. The UV light messes up their DNA and damages their reproductive systems. The HEPA filter, which is less costly than the UV-C air filter, is not as good at filtering out germs, but it is very good at keeping dust and pet dander trapped and away from your lungs and your HVAC system’s “lungs,” as well. The fiberglass a/c air filter is almost useless as far as creating good indoor air quality is concerned, so don’t even bother with those cheap filters. They are cheap for a reason.