The Importance of Clean Air Filters

Now that spring has arrived, it is the ideal time to check your air conditioner’s filters. People often forget about the filters in their heating, ventilation, and cooling systems (HVAC) until the unit breaks down, and they feel miserable. Pro-Star Air Conditioning Recommends changing your air filters at least every three months or at the start of each new season. We can also do this for you as part of ourair conditioner repair services in West Palm Beach, FL.

What is the Purpose of Air Filters?

Just as your clothes dryer catches lint while drying your clothes, your air conditioner’s filters trap substances that could harm you and your family. Dust mites, pet dander, and cigarette smoke are just three typical examples of substances the air filters trap to allow everyone living in the home to breathe a bit easier.

When air filters get too full of debris, it affects the efficiency and performance of your air conditioner. Some of the problems you may notice include:

  • Asthma sufferers experience worsening symptoms.
  • Need for more frequent air conditioner repairs.
  • Premature replacement of your air conditioner.
  • Uneven cooling patterns throughout your home.
  • Utility bills are higher than normal.
  • You and those you live with have more frequent respiratory illnesses.

While these issues can be annoying, the solution is often as simple as having one of our service technicians replace your dirty air filter. After installing a clean filter, our technician will inform you about other potential issues and provide you with a service quote upon request.

Schedule Air Conditioner Service with Us Today

Air conditioner repair in West Palm Beach, FL need not be involved or expensive, especially when it comes to filter replacement. Please reach out to let us know your service needs, and we will be happy to help.

How Often Do I Need Duct Cleaning?  

Nearly every home in West Palm Beach has central air conditioning. With summer temperatures easily soaring into the high 90s and beyond, central A/C is the only thing that makes it possible to live comfortably in South Florida. A central A/C system includes ducts, which disperse conditioned air throughout the home. Periodically, you need to have HVAC services in West Palm Beach to clean those ducts.

Why Ducts Need Cleaning

As air moves through ducts, it captures a range of “debris” that also enters the duct system. This includes allergens like pollen, human skin cells that are shed, pet dander and more. Over time, this dust and debris accumulates along the surfaces of the interior of the duct. Two things happen as a result; all the new air passing through picks up little bits of dust and debris and disperses it into your home and second, the interior space of the duct shrinks as the walls get caked with debris. Of course, with regular duct cleanings, the walls never “shrink” to the point where it’s noticeable, but if ducts aren’t cleaned, the efficiency of the A/C system is diminished and will have to work harder to pump air through an increasingly small passage.

Finally, the climate in West Palm Beach is very humid. When you combine moist air inside the ducts with the inherent darkness, what results is a thriving environment for mold. These mold spores then get spewed out through your home’s vents, where your family breathes them in.

In any event, the air quality in the home is greatly reduced. Your A/C system may be spreading allergens and mold into the air you breathe.

How Often Do I Need Duct Cleaning?

The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) recommends duct cleaning every three to five years. In South Florida, we recommend a duct cleaning every other year, due to excessive air pollution and the humid, tropical environment.

You work hard to stay healthy. Don’t let dirty ducts compromise those efforts. Contact us today for duct cleaning in West Palm Beach, FL.