The air filter in your home’s HVAC system but should be cleaned and maintained on a regular basis so that it functions efficiently. It is important to keep in mind that the filter works as a barrier between the outside environment and the inside of your home.
The main purpose of the filter is to trap all kinds of dirt and debris and keep it from getting into your HVAC system and inside your home. By preventing dust particles from getting inside your unit, your system is better able to function and perform as it should. Check your air filters condition on a routine basis. Keep in mind, a clogged air filter can prevent your system from running efficiently.
Keep in mind that besides trapping particles from the outside area, it also filters your indoor air. Some may not know it but viruses, mold, dust and bacteria are inside most homes but when your HVAC system is on, these particles are drawn from your indoor air and trapped inside the filter.
Another important reason to change the air filter is that a dirty filter can damage your system’s internal components. In addition, if the filter is clogged, the fan will work harder in order to push air through it. When this happens, the lifespan of the fan is shortened. Clean filters also help those who suffer from respiratory diseases such as asthma. There are various types of filters to choose from; if in doubt about what kind of filter you need, talk with a HVAC specialist.
Keep in mind, studies have shown that the indoor air we breathe is more polluted than outdoor air. This puts many of us at a higher risk of contracting a variety of diseases from indoor air pollutants. That is why some suggest changing the air filter on regular intervals such in the spring and the beginning of fall.
Changing the filter can also save you money and increase the efficiency of the system. Most importantly, changing the filter also keeps our environment cleaner, with less pollution. By using less energy, we all can do our part to keep our environment healthy and clean; for our generation and future generations.
To conclude, changing the air filter in your home’s HVAC system is not hard to do. All it takes is scheduling in a certain time to do it or making an appointment with a heating and cooling company.