HVAC systems are not set-it-and-forget-it pieces of equipment. In order to perform optimally at all times, your HVAC system needs routine maintenance and a little TLC. One of the most important things you can do on your own is change the HVAC filter regularly, but why is this so important?
Dirty HVAC filters are the most common reason for heating and air conditioning units to fail prematurely. Dirt accumulation in the filter blocks the passage of air through the vents in your home. As a result, the motor in your HVAC system has to work longer and harder to heat or cool your home. In a best-case scenario, you'll need to pay to repair the motor. In a worst-case scenario, regularly ignoring the HVAC filter can result in the need to replace your entire system.
Every bit of dust, dirt, pet dander, and pollen floating around your home that is captured by the HVAC filter, is less that can accumulate in your HVAC system as a whole. However, a dirt-clogged filter can eventually pollute the entire HVAC system, leading to extra costs for repairs, service, and parts to keep the unit running efficiently.
For those with a family member suffering from allergies, it is important to change the filter regularly. Dirty HVAC filters lower the air quality in your home by trapping dust, pet dander, and more within the system and spread it throughout the home during operation.
According to the Department of Energy, the average American household spends $2,200 a year on energy bills. Regularly changing your HVAC filters can save you 5 to 15% on utility costs.
Contact the experts at Climate Control to learn more ways you can keep your HVAC running smoothly.Back to Posts