HVAC filters are an integral but often underappreciated part of ensuring clean and breathable indoor air. The air in an HVAC system at some point has to pass through the filters. That is why your entire HVAC system can malfunction if the HVAC filters are not regularly inspected and replaced.
In terms of expenses, you will only be paying greater utility costs in exchange for poorer air quality.
Blocked HVAC filters are one of the most common causes of an HVAC system failure. Just some routine maintenance on the HVAC system may end up being extremely beneficial for homeowners in the long run.
If your house is located in a polluted area, it has a lot of pollen. Or, if you own pets, the HVAC filter will automatically collect all the natural particulate pollution, dust, and debris. As these contaminants pass through the fine mesh of the HVAC filters, they become dense and start restricting the airflow. This restricted airflow will prevent your HVAC system from performing efficiently.
If your HVAC system is older, it might stop working completely because of the added load.
Timely HVAC filter replacement is the best possible solution to avoid any of the problems mentioned above.
The top 5 benefits of regular HVAC filter change are listed below:
1. Improved Air Quality
HVAC filters are designed to trap the contaminants such as dust, mold spores, microorganisms, animal fur, and bacteria in your home’s indoor air.
Filtering all these contaminants with a new HVAC filter results in clean and healthy air and prevents many health issues.
2. Improved HVAC Efficiency
A new HVAC filter lets the airflow easily through the vents. This ensures that the HVAC system is never under load and works efficiently. Fewer restrictions to flow mean less work for the HVAC.
3. HVAC Longevity
When new HVAC filters are installed, the system works in an optimum manner without any hindrance. Clogged air filters allow more dust to be trapped in the system, and this reduces its lifespan.
4. Reduced Energy Consumption
An HVAC system working with new filters works like a charm. The ability to operate freely enables the HVAC to cool efficiently and quickly, reducing energy consumption by a huge margin.
5. Fewer Costly Repairs Required
When HVAC filters are replaced regularly, the whole system works efficiently without any internal dust or debris built up. It prevents the HVAC blower motors and compressors from failing and saves you from frequent, costly repairs.
All HVAC filters should be inspected every month and replaced every two to three months to ensure your air-conditioning works in excellent condition. Hiring a professional to do this job is recommended, as it is an easier solution for most people.
Additionally, professionals know about MERV (minimum efficiency reporting value) rating and the accurate size of filters. All these factors would result in optimum HVAC performance.
We look forward to ensuring your HVAC system runs smoothly. Contact our team today for help with changing HVAC filters and schedule a home evaluation for other preventative home repairs.