However, making you comfortable isn’t the only thing your air conditioner is good for. An air conditioning unit cools the air but also removes contamination from the air it’s cooling down. This can greatly improve air quality as well as your health!
To make sure you’re getting the best machine, look for a unit that comes with an air filter already built in. Make sure you find one that has a “washable” filter, which will save you money in the long run.
A high quality machine with an equally high quality filter is better able to filter out all sorts of impurities, including smoke and dust particles. Such a filter can be especially beneficial for those who have allergies. However, those with lung and breathing conditions should not rely only on their air conditioning unit to keep their air pure.
Keep in mind that just because your air conditioner has a high quality filter, doesn’t mean that it doesn’t need maintained. Regular maintenance is key to keeping your unit in proper working order. Don’t forget to maintain your machine until it just quits working. This needs to be done often.
Though the average person likely won’t give a thought about their unit until it just stops working, experts agree that the filter should be changed or washed at least once a month. If you have a washable filter, it will be much easier to maintain. The filter should always be clean to keep the unit working well and to keep the air you breathe as pure as possible.
Although buying a new filter isn’t needed as often with reusable air conditioner filters, always remember to wash them consistently. Caring for your unit and keeping it as clean as possible ensures that it is always running at its best quality.
A dirty filter can’t possibly clean the air as it’s supposed to and the system will become significantly clogged up, making the rest of the machine lose efficiency. The machine won’t be able to cool properly, making it useless. It will also waste a lot more energy to do a far worse job, making the life expectancy shorter and your wallet emptier.