The Importance of Changing Your Air Filter

The Importance of Changing Your Air Filter

Changing an HVAC filter

The air handler of your HVAC system relies on the air filter to remove the dust, mold, pet dander, fabric fibers and other particulate from your equipment.  This not only helps your system run better and last longer but also helps the indoor air quality of your home.  Below are the reasons why it’s important to change your air filter on a regular basis.

A clogged filter is the #1 cause of system failure.

A clogged filter can cause the blower motor to overheat, resulting in system failure. Changing your air filter is a cheap way to ensure your system continues to work for years to come. Not changing your filter will shorten the lifespan of your equipment.

A clean air filter is important to your indoor air quality.

As your HVAC system runs it is taking air in and conditioning by heating or cooling it as well filtering it through the air filter.  Your air filter removes particles from the air, improving your indoor air quality as it’s running.  A clogged air filter will have the opposite effect, pushing dust, dirt and germs back throughout your home.

The efficiency of your HVAC system is reduced when your air filter is clogged.

Air moves through the air handler part of your system and then passes through your air filter.  If you have a clogged filter the air handler must work harder pushing the air through, causing it to use more energy.  The more energy you need to run your equipment the less efficient it will be, and the more it will cost you in utility bills.

At Weather Master Heating & Air Conditioning we can help you pick the right air filter for your system. We offer comprehensive maintenance plans and annual tune-ups to ensure your system is running efficiently, safely and comfortably!

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