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The three central functions of heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning are interrelated, especially with the need to provide thermal comfort and acceptable indoor air quality with reasonable installation. Air cleaning and filtration is an important factor of our indoor environment because cleaning the air filters out what the lungs cannot by removing particles, contaminants, vapors, and gases from the air. The filtered and cleaned air then is used in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning.
Air cleaning and filtration should be taken in account when protecting our homes. Failure to replace these filters as needed will contribute to a lower heat exchange rate, resulting in wasted energy, shortened equipment life, and higher energy bills; low air flow can result in "iced-up" or "iced-over" evaporator coils, which can completely stop air flow. Additionally, very dirty or plugged filters can cause overheating during a heating cycle, and can result in damage to your system or even fire.
The use of furnaces, space heaters, and boilers as a means of indoor heating may result in incomplete combustion and the emission of carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, formaldehyde, volatile organic compounds, and other combustion byproducts. Incomplete combustion occurs when there is insufficient oxygen; the inputs are fuels containing various contaminants and the outputs are harmful byproducts - most dangerously carbon monoxide which is a tasteless and odorless gas with serious adverse health effects. The primary health concerns associated with carbon monoxide exposure are its effects on the blood system, heart, and brain. Carbon monoxide can cause atherosclerosis - the hardening of arteries - and can also trigger heart attacks. Carbon monoxide exposure reduces hand-to-eye coordination, vigilance, and continuous performance. It can also affect time discrimination. Seasonal maintenance is the key to protecting your home, you, and your loved ones from these dangers.
Air Conditioning is provided through the removal of heat. Central 'all-air' air conditioning systems with a combined outdoor unit are often installed in new homes but are difficult to retrofit because of the bulky air ducts required. An alternative to these systems is the use of separate indoor and outdoor coils in split systems and are gaining popularity with homeowners. Because an air conditioner moves heat between the indoor coil and the outdoor coil, both must be kept clean. This means that, in addition to replacing the air filter at the evaporator coil, it is also necessary to regularly clean the condenser coil. Failure to keep the condenser clean will eventually result in harm to the compressor, because the condenser coil is responsible for discharging both the indoor heat and the heat generated by the electric motor driving the compressor.