Dust and mold floating in indoor living and work spaces presents significant health risks to the occupants. The National Benefit Authority encourages everyone to learn about HVAC filtration methods that can be used on air conditioning units and furnaces. Enclosed spaces are prone to higher concentrations of dust and mold that can irritate sinuses and bronchial tubes. Colds and allergies develop after extended periods of exposure. Proper filtration reduces the levels of mold and dust present in the home or work environment. Incidence of illness is reduced because everyone present is breathing cleaner air. Healthy living is supported with sufficient HVAC filtration.
Air conditioning units cool indoor air which causes moisture to collect around the unit. Mold and bacteria feed on water and then the spores are blown through the unit and into the building. Filters that are designed for the unit will catch the majority of tiny particles that would be released into the air. Consistent filter maintenance prevents clogs that render the filter useless. Air that passes through the filter will be cleaner during the hot months when humidity levels are highest. At home and at work, The National Benefit Authority reminds everyone to be aware of the presents of air-borne dust and mold.
Furnaces generate significant levels of dust as the air is heated and circulated rapidly. Warm air rises which takes dust to the highest point in the room. As the air cools, the dust will enter the space where most people are breathing. Dust that is not breathed into the lungs will come to rest on furnishings throughout the room. High-quality air filters should be installed on the furnace to capture tiny dust particles that will cause respiratory irritation. Throughout the cold months, the filters must be changed at regular levels to sustain efficient air circulation.