Why changing the AC filter is essential to your AC unit
The air filter in your heating and cooling system is in place to remove contaminants from the air that can leave your home looking dirty and dangerous for family members with respiratory issues. When these filters are not changed in a timely manner, they can lead to more potential problems than just a dirtier home. Here are just a few of the reasons it is so important your air filter be changed in a timely manner.
The air filter is designed to trap airborne particles like pollen, bacteria, mold spores, and allergens from the air inside the home. As the air filter traps more particles, it can only contain so much before it allows the remaining debris to pass through and into the air inside the home. Your local HVAC professional will be able to carefully monitor the system and make the necessary replacement when needed. This will ensure that the air quality inside the home is as clean as possible.
When the air filter becomes clogged, the entire heating and cooling system must work harder to circulate the air. The blower motor and air handler need to push the air through the clogged filters, requiring more energy to do so. In addition to the heating and cooling system running harder, you are wearing out those components faster, requiring a heating and cooling repairman to replace those parts sooner than they were designed to last. That clogged filter can result in you spending unnecessary repair money to keep the system running efficiently.
If any of your family members suffer from allergies, asthma, or respiratory issues, you already understand how important it is that the air quality inside the home be optimal. When you sign a maintenance agreement with a local HVAC technician, you are ensuring that the filter will be inspected, cleaned, and replaced in a timely manner. That way you can rest assured knowing that the air inside the home is as clean as it could be.
When you allow the filter to remain inside the HVAC system too long, those tiny dust particles easily make their way right into your home. You will notice very quickly that once the filters are clogged, you will see an increased buildup of dust all around your home. You will have to dust and vacuum more often because the dirt is simply being distributed throughout the entire home by way of the air ducts.
Contact your local HVAC professional today and let them make certain your filters are inspected and replaced at the appropriate times.
Do you need to change the AC filter on your HVAC unit? Call John McCuen Plumbing Heating Air Conditioning, Inc. at (610) 325-9395 and get started today!