3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Neglect Your HVAC Filter
Longer HVAC Life
Clogged filters restrict airflow, causing the HVAC system to work harder when the blower motor starts running. Over time, this extra work can wear down the motor and shorten the overall life of the system. It also makes it more difficult to regulate operating temperatures, so they’re more likely to dangerously overheat.
Improved Indoor Air Quality
Filters are designed to capture free-floating particles so they don’t re-circulate throughout your home. Good indoor air quality is critical for the health of your family and the enjoyment of your home. A quality air filter cleans the air by:
- Reducing dust – Re-circulating dust fouls up the house and is a top culprit behind indoor allergies. It can also trigger chronic respiratory issues like asthma. Dust mites, which feed on household dust, will multiply quickly and wreak havoc for allergy sufferers without proper filtration.
- Capturing mold – Mold is a constant struggle if you have high indoor humidity, but it’s even more of a problem if the air filter isn’t capturing free-floating spores.
- Cutting the pollen count – Pollen and tree spores circulate at various times of the year, triggering seasonal allergies that will persist indoors if it’s not removed from the air.
Some HVAC filters will also capture volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other potentially toxic particles.
Better Bang for the Buck
When the HVAC system is pulling air through a clean air filter, its efficiency is at its peak. Particle build-up makes the system use more energy to run and can prevent proper heat exchange. A system that runs smoothly will keep your home at a more even temperature for an overall more comfortable living space.
For more information on getting the most out of your HVAC filter, contact us at Mike Merritt Heating & Air Conditioning. We offer comprehensive HVAC services in Orange Park, Jacksonville and surrounding areas.