Our beautiful Hawaiian trade wind air may look clean, but can contain dust, mites, pollen, mold spores, pet dander and other pollutants. For asthma sufferers, clean air is a must, but for others without respiratory issues, prolonged exposure can develop a chronic cough, upper respirator y congestion, water y eyes and other health issues. Upgrading your air conditioner can help resolve a lot of these issues.

Good air quality within an air conditioned home requires a good filtration system, good maintenance, minimizing outside air and maintaining a clean home.


Air filtration is represented by a MERV rating (Minimal Efficiency Repor ting Value), ranging from 1 to 20, with 15 being the most efficient for residential applications.


Air filters come standard on all air conditioning equipment. The most minimal is the sponge-like material found on window units and ductless split systems (MERV 1). These are the least efficient and they primarily stop dust and particulates from accumulating on the cooling coil.

Regardless of the filtration system, regular filter maintenance can do more for maintaining clean air than getting the most efficient filters, but have no filter maintenance schedule.


Carrier ductless split systems offer easy-to-clean and easy-to-access filter to provide your home with clean air. Regular filter maintenance means a clean indoor coil, which is the cause of many pollutants. While some ductless brands offer activated carbon filters in addition to the washable filter on ductless splits, they need to be replaced often and are not washable. This can add unnecessary maintenance costs.

As with all things related to your home, diligent and regular maintenance of the right materials is far more effective than expensive materials neglected.

For more information, call 677-6339 or visit carrierhawaii.com.

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