Dirty Filters, Dirty Life – Is Your Air Conditioner Blowing Cold, Dirty Air Around Your House?

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We’ve all heard the adage, “happy wife, happy life.” In Arizona, if your air conditioner isn’t working, it makes for an unhappy wife, unhappy kids and an unhappy life for everyone. However, what if your AC is working like gangbusters, blowing cold air throughout the house yet you’ve forgotten to change the air filter? Or, what if you can’t remember the last time your air conditioning unit, air vents and filters were checked out? Now you’ve got an issue but it’s not a problem you can see, which is why so many people tend to overlook it. If your HVAC system air filters are maxed out, and your vents are dirty, then quite simply, your unit is going to be blowing dust and other allergens into and around your home. Unfortunately, what you don’t know about the air quality inside your home definitely can hurt you and negatively impact your health and quality of your life, which is why so many AC experts say – dirty filters, dirty life.

Indoor Air Quality – You Deserve the Best

Newcomers and visitors to Arizona are astounded when they observe their first major dust storm in conjunction with a monsoon. Many people can’t believe their eyes when they see the ominous, swirling dark clouds of dust and silt miles wide towering hundreds of feet in the air. You don’t need to be a clean air expert or an environmentalist to understand the implications of that much particulate dust and dirt churning in the air. Unless you filter it out, that dust is getting into your house and ultimately in the air you breathe inside your home. In addition to silt, sand and dust, Arizona desert air may also contain allergens, such as:

  • Pollen
  • Ragweed
  • Air pollution from combustible engines
  • Animal dander
  • Mold

All of these allergens present serious challenges for people with asthma or respiratory conditions. Did you know asthma is the number one illness-related reason for children missing school? Many retirees move to Phoenix to get away from winter weather and enjoy the desert lifestyle, but respiratory conditions can worsen with age and are not to be taken lightly.

The only way to insure you’re getting clean air inside your home is to have your air filters changed regularly and have your HVAC vents inspected by a professional. Why not call the experts at Bruce’s Air Conditioning & Heating today? We’re here to help you breathe easier.