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Does Your Home Need an Air Purifier?

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Whether you’re a newcomer or a longtime resident of Daphne, Alabama, you’re bound to experience air quality issues in your home from time to time. If your HVAC system struggles to manage airborne contaminants like dust mites, pet dander, or even microscopic bacteria, an air purifier can provide the relief you need.

How Air Purifiers Work

As a very effective air cleaner, air purifiers are responsible for filtering out a range of pollutants in your home’s air supply. They rely on high-quality air filters with high minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) ratings to substantially improve indoor air quality. Many models specialize in capturing germs, pollen, and mold to make the air clean and easy to breathe.

How They Outperform Air Filters

All HVAC systems need air filters to keep dirt and dust away, and most of these have replaceable components that trap other airborne contaminants. Air purifiers go above and beyond regular air filters. Some models, like the Infinity Air Purifier GAPA, are capable of eliminating up to 95 percent of the pathogens as small as .30 micron in size. They emit an electrical charge that kills germs and bacteria upon contact. Since the system can process up to eight air cycles per hour, you can rely on it to purify your home’s air supply constantly. Tobacco smoke and viruses don’t stand a chance.

How They Work With Your HVAC System

You’ll find several portable air cleaners on the market, but at Keith Air Conditioning, we recommend air purifiers that work with your existing HVAC system. These whole-home air purifiers stay in one place and filter airborne contaminants each time your HVAC system cycles air in your home. They filter the air supply throughout every room in your home instead of focusing on single rooms or isolated areas.

Unhappy with the state of your home’s indoor air quality? We can help. Our technicians can assess your air quality and install the right air purifier for your home. Call Keith Air Conditioning, Inc. today at 251-476-3610 to learn more about our convenient products and services.

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Should You Keep Your AC’s Fan in ‘On’ Mode?

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As a Loxley, Alabama, homeowner, you’re no stranger to hot, humid summers. To beat the heat, you might be tempted to set your air conditioner’s fan to “on” at all times. Learn why always keeping your air conditioner on can compromise comfort and lead to high utility bills.

High Humidity Levels

Your air conditioner does much more than cool your home. It’s also responsible for maintaining a healthy and comfortable humidity level. When the fan is always on most air conditioners will cool quickly without properly dehumidifying the air. During an Alabama summer, high humidity can lead to dust mites, mold growth, and other indoor air quality concerns.

Dirty Air Filters

One of the benefits of running your air conditioner constantly is that you’ll cycle air through your home continuously. That means the HVAC system’s air filter will trap most of your home’s airborne contaminants, such as pet dander, dust, and mold.

With constant fan usage, however, it is possible that you will need to change air filters more frequently. The frequency with which your filter is to be changed will depend on the type of filter, but regardless of which filter you use, you will need to replace them more frequently when the system is set to “on” instead of “auto.”

Excessive Utility Bills

It should come as no surprise that keeping your air conditioner running at all hours of the day will lead to high utility bills. To enjoy the benefits of constant air filtration and superior comfort that come with constant fan operation, consider investing in an Infinity 21 central air conditioner.

This system relies on a variable-speed blower that enables it to run at a low level most of the time and turn up the cooling power when necessary. With innovative technology like this, you can easily set the air conditioner to “auto” and stay cool without racking up excessive utility bills.

If your air conditioner isn’t keeping you as cool as you want, we have just the solution you need. Call Keith Air Conditioning, Inc. at 251-476-3610 to learn more about our maintenance, repair, and installation services.