Do Air Conditioners Clean The Air In A Home?

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As the warmer days approach, it’s no surprise you will be using your air conditioner to cool down your home. But many are wondering if air conditioners clean the air you breathe in your home. If you are unfamiliar, you may wonder if your AC unit just cools the air in your home. As incredible as AC units are, they unfortunately are not successful at eliminating pollution or bettering your air quality.

Why Don’t Air Conditioners Clean The Air In A Home

AC units were always intended to cool your home yet they were not created to clean the air. This tends to be a common misconception as AC units do indeed contain an air filter! The air filter in an AC unit is very standard but won’t catch many of the impurities in the air. In reality, the filtering that you assume is going on is just an exchange of temperature and can possibly worsen your air quality rather than improve it. This is due to the fact that an air conditioner cools a space by circulating the already present air. That air is often quite contaminated and is therefore spreading throughout your home. As well most people shut their windows when an AC unit is running, so the dirty air is constantly circulating.

Dirty Air Conditioners

Air conditioners that are not cleaned and are dirty with dust or mold, usually makes the air quality worse. It is extremely important to keep your AC unit clean and looked after. Especially as pollutants circulating in your home can cause major health issues. 

If you are looking for a way to clean the air in your home, an air purification unit will address your home’s air quality and get the job done properly! If you are interested in installing an air purification unit in your home, CampbellCare can help! Our professional HVAC technicians are knowledgeable and experienced in AC maintenance and air purifier installations. Contact us today if you are interested in installing an air purifier in your home!

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