Fact or Fiction? Debunking 4 Myths About Indoor Air Quality

Those who live in the warmer parts of the globe are well acquainted with the need for keeping cool while inside. Without it, remaining productive almost becomes an impossible feat to accomplish. In extreme cases, even falling asleep may pose quite a challenge.

Unlike what used to be the case, most modern households can now afford air conditioning without problems. That being said, many individuals still believe in various myths surrounding these handy machines, so let us get to the nitty and gritty and take a look at what they are:

Myth #1: Air Conditioner Filters Should Be Changed Every Year

Nope – this is far too infrequent! Realistically, you should be changing these every 2 months if your health is any dear to you. Alternatively, you can hire someone to do this for you or have your AC on rent if you only need it for a short while and can’t be bothered with spending too much on technicalities. In any case, changing your filters regularly will not only preserve your good health, but also ensure that the device operates properly.

Myth #2: Calling an Expert is Only Required When Encountering a Problem

False. Much like the point made above, regular maintenance is an essential part of ensuring that your ac device will last you for years to come. If you wait around until you encounter a major problem, the costs will jump through the roof. One way of avoiding this is to rent appliances online and not worry about maintenance at all; simply rent for as long as needed and leave the hassle of maintenance to the lender.

Myth #3: Only the Air Found Outside is Polluted

As a matter of fact, many air pollutants are circulating inside your home right at this very moment. In concrete terms, viruses, mold, bacteria, and pet dander can all have adverse effects on your health if the air contains too much of them. Admittedly, these are different types of pollutants than those found outside, but nevertheless, they must be given the attention they deserve and be dealt with appropriately if you want to keep your health in good condition.

Myth #4: There is No Need to Clean the Air Ducts

Many people wonder whether air ducts require cleaning or not. No matter what the uninformed may be saying, ask any professional, and you will receive a sound and firm confirmation that air ducts, indeed, should be cleaned as well. Compared to air conditioner filter maintenance, however, there is no need for such regular cleaning when it comes to air ducts. Instead, be on the lookout for visible signs such as dust that’s accumulating and inefficiency. When you notice one of these, it’s time to call an expert.

Conclusion

By keeping these myths and truths in mind, you will be on your way towards ensuring that the air quality in your home is the way it should be and that your air conditioner remains in working order. Again, do consider renting it if you only experience high indoor temperatures seasonally, as this will save you a lot of trouble.

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