A little know fact about the filters in your heating and air conditioning system. They were originally put there to keep the equipment clean, keeping the inside air clean was a secondary benefit.
Dirt is the NUMBER ONE reason equipment fails, period. No disputing that fact. Let equipment get dirty and it is bound to fail, and must sooner than if it is kept clean.
Everyday there is an amazing amount of dirt and dust running through your heating and air conditioning system collecting in the nooks and crannies of the system and from one end of the duct work to the other.
This buildup of dirt and dust contains an equally amazing collection of disgusting things. For example, the average person sheds more than 30,000 skins cell each hour. Multiply that by 50 employees for 8 hours and we have 12,000,000 dead skin cells everyday.
Next we have dust mites. These little critter actually eat the dead skin cells. Dust mites are a common cause of asthma and allergic reactions. Dust mite’s guts contain potent digestive enzymes. As you can imagine animals that eat also defecate. That digestive enzyme is also in their feces and is a major inducer of allergic reactions. As the dust mites die they leave behind an exoskeleton that can also contribute to allergic reactions.
Ok, so I got off track a bit, just wanted to make sure you understood the reasons you should keep your heating and air conditioning systems clean.
It is pretty easy to see why it’s important your system get looked at by a professional service technician, and on a regular basis. If you over look this simple step of cleaning the system you’re in for problems, BIG PROBLEMS and BUG PROBLEMS.