One of the most important things you can do for your home heating and AC system is to change the air filter. This isn’t only for your health; although this is an important purpose of an air filter. Air filters do stop particles from recirculating in the air, and they also stop particles from damaging the air conditioning or heating unit.
But a dirty filter won’t be able to help improve health in your home or protect your air conditioner. If your air filter is dirty, you may notice a couple of major impacts on your home and on your bills.
How a dirty air filter may affect your HVAC system
The air filter is designed to trap particles, but there’s still plenty of space for air to come through the media. When there is all kinds of dirt and debris clogging the filter, then air has a lot more trouble getting through. Of course, your air conditioning system was designed to suck in air, so having this function blocked may force the AC or heating system to struggle.
Your bills can increase when your filter is clogged because the system tries to work extra hard to get your home to the right temperature. The fan motor can become worn out too quickly when this happens, and you might need to replace components that should not be failing so fast.
Changing the filter is easy
If you neglect changing your air filter, you might do it in order to save some money, but remember, failing components and high energy bills cost much more than the price of a new filter.
Besides, changing the air filter is simple. All you have to do is open up the register, slide the old filter out, and replace it with one of the same size. If you have a reusable filter, you’ll need to follow manufacturer’s instructions for washing (typically using a vacuum and a garden hose, waiting for it to dry a couple of hours before replacing it).
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