Your Air and Water Conditioners and Your Other Household Cleaning Appliances Could be Making You Sick
Just like regularly changing air filters on your automobile’s engine can make your car run better, save you money on gasoline and extend the life of your car’s engine, changing a variety of indoor air and water filters on everyday appliances do the same. You’ll feel better because a dirty air filter is worse than no filter at all on everyday household appliances like your air condition, your dehumidifier and your vacuum cleaner and these dirty filters can be polluting the air in your dwelling, not cleaning it as you intended.
What does an air filter do? On the one hand, an air filter is the essential barrier between airborne mold, allergens and other pathogens in your home’s air and the air you breath. An good quality filter such as a HEPA filter is designed to trap even the smallest, microscopic particles in it’s tightly-machine-woven fabric. HEPA Filters will remove particles as small as 1/3 of a micron across while letting clean, breathable air pass through. 1/3 of a micron or .3 microns is about the size of a typical bacterial cell. This is completely true for the first few weeks of use for the appliance, but after a month or two the appliance’s air filter starts to accumulate airborne mold spores and other dirt and allergens. You are filtering air through all that accumulated filth and the air filter becomes toxic and hazardous in and of itself. In reality, if you don’t replace your dirty air filter with a new, fresh air filter in every appliance, every month, the appliance has exactly the opposite effect that it was intended for. You are now making your air dirtier, more toxic and less breathable every time you run your air conditioning, your whole-house or portable dehumidifier, your “filtered” water purifier, your vacuum cleaner and any other appliance that suctions air through a filter and out the other side. You need to go through each appliance starting with your air conditioning and don’t merely check, but replace the air filters immediately. You’ll see a major difference in the quality of the air you breath and a guaranteed improvement in your respiratory health immediately.
It makes sense to keep at least a few months or even a one year’s supply of filters on hand in your home for each air or water-filtering appliance you’re running. Home Depot is sure to have an abundant supply of your brand’s filter on hand and plan on picking up at least 12 of each. No matter what the manufacturer or salesperson says, you need to change your filters once per month at the very least. You’ll be spending a few extra dollars today but you’ll be averting spending big money down the road on medical bills and doctors office bills and in replacing the expensive, worn-out appliance. Changing the filters on your appliances is a great investment. You’ve probably spent a few thousand dollars on your air conditioner and a whole house dehumidifier, your vacuum cleaner, your water filters, washers and dryers etc. Insurance company Allstate and many others state that the appliances your running will perform better and more efficiently, saving you many times the price of the filters themselves, if you just replace your filters regularly.
Not only will you be healthier if you are routinely changing air filters, you’ll be saving money on your monthly electric bill, extending the life of your expensive appliance and most importantly, enjoying the fine health that continuously breathing clean air will bring to you and your loved ones
If you are experiencing respiratory distress or having any allergic symptoms like sneezing, itchy watery eyes, coughing or wheezing, this may be a sign that the filters on your appliances need replacing and also a sign that there a greater mold problem is growing in your home. Please don’t delay and give us a call at A Accredited Mold Inspection. From Miami to North Palm Beach we have the experience and expertise to diagnose your mold related issues in your home or office.