Do Air Conditioners Help Clean Up Indoor Air Pollution?

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Do Air Conditioners Help Clean Up Indoor Air Pollution?

We all love air conditioning. What’s not to love? When the Indiana summer turns hot and muggy, we can take refuge in our homes and businesses, where blessedly cool, dehumidified air comforts us.

There is little doubt that air conditioners purify the air we breathe, thereby promoting a happier and healthier quality of life. Nobody appreciates and loves air conditioning more than your friends here at Masters Heating & Cooling, and that’s why we have been serving our customers’ HVAC needs in the Fort Wayne, Angola, Decatur, Greenwood, Mishawaka and Indianapolis areas for almost 40 years.

However, in the interest of full disclosure, it must be acknowledged that air conditioners can negatively impact the environment. Like other machines that burn fossil fuels, air conditioners emit harmful by-product gases into the atmosphere that can contribute to global warming and ozone layer depletion.

The good news is that today’s air conditioners are much more efficient and provide more environmental benefits than they used to. In fact, our full line of Carrier models use less energy and are fueled with safer, cleaner refrigerant.

It’s also important to note a tremendous benefit that air conditioning does provide us: air filtration.

With every year that passes, notable increases in indoor air quality (IAQ) are being detected and recorded in the HVAC industry. The result is more pronounced attention on air filtration products for the home. Masters offers air filtration solutions from Carrier, AprilAire and Honeywell, including:

Humidifiers

Keeps the humidity level where it should be, in both the sticky heat of summer and the dry cold of winter.

Electric Air Purifiers

Our Carrier purifying systems trap and kill bacteria and other airborne pollutants that invade the air your family breathes.

Ultraviolet Lights

UV light kills mold and other contaminants that form on or around your air conditioner’s coils and are sucked into your home.

Call us today to schedule a thorough indoor air quality analysis at your home and learn more about whole-home air filtration products. Of course, we would be remiss if we forgot to remind you to take the first – and easiest – step to improving indoor air quality by changing your air filters.

Finally, if HVAC replacement is where you are at, consult with our HVAC professionals about selecting a new system installation for your home. When you do, you can plan on not only saving money on energy bills in the long run but also doing your part to protect our environment. Give Masters a call, and we will be on our way!