Healthy Air and Allergy Reduction
Any home activity can cause indoor air pollutants such as dust, mold spores and allergens to become airborne and travel throughout the home. These pollutants can can affect the health and well-being of residents, particularly with individuals who suffer from allergies. Home air filters capture these airborne pollutants as the air is circulated back through the HVAC system, and greatly increases the quality of indoor air. When dirty, however, the filters cannot remove any of these pollutants, and the particles are redistributed through the home.
Optimal System Efficiency
When air filters are not changed regularly, the HVAC systems must work harder to circulate air through the home. Dirty filters clog and hinder air movement, causing the system to consume more energy to continue circulating the air throughout the home. This causes the system to consume more energy, resulting in higher energy bills for the homeowner.
Keeps the System Running Smoothly
Air filters not only clean circulating air, but they also keep the system’s interior clean and working properly. Clogged filters allow dust and other airborne debris to become trapped in the inter-workings of the HVAC system, which can ultimately cause the system to fail long before it would with proper filter upkeep.
Changing the Air Filter
Air filters should be changed or cleaned at least once a month or as directed by the manufacturer’s instructions. If you have any questions or believe that your HVAC system is not functioning properly, call a trusted heating and air company for a HVAC tune up and maintenance today.