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Do Air Conditioners Clean The Air in a Home?

Do air conditioners clean the air in your home

As the warmer days approach, it’s no surprise that you will begin using your air conditioner more frequently to cool down your home. If you are unfamiliar with the ins and outs of air conditioners, you may be wondering if your AC unit just cools off your home, or if it also cleans the air. As incredible as AC units are, they unfortunately are not successful at eliminating pollution or bettering your air quality. Continue reading to learn why your AC unit can not improve your home’s air quality.

AC units were always intended to cool the air in your home on the warmer days, yet they were not created to clean the air of your home. This tends to be a common misconception as AC units do indeed contain an air filter! This is because the air filter in an AC unit is very standard and can not catch many of the impurities or pollutants in the air. In reality, the filtering that you assume is going on is just an exchange of temperature. 

In reality, an AC unit 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 stale, and is therefore circulating throughout your home. Not to mention the fact that most people shut their windows when an AC unit is running, so the air is constantly circulating. AC units that are not regularly cleaned, or dirty with dust and mold, are also a culprit to making matters worse. It is extremely important to keep your AC unit clean and looked after, especially as pollutants circulating 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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