Sometimes it’s the little things that make all the difference. They can make or break a system. They can make life comfortable or uncomfortable. In your home, the air filter in your HVAC system is the little thing that makes the difference. Air filter replacement is important for three key reasons:
Personal health – A clean air filter can be the difference between comfortable breathing and exacerbated allergies. Not only is a dirty air filter clogged with dust and pollen, but it can become a breeding ground for mold and mildew. A dirty air filter results in these particles being introduced into your interior air, making breathing uncomfortable and allergies worse. Air filter replacement can make an immediate difference in your interior air quality and help control allergies.
HVAC efficiency – A dirty air filter makes your HVAC system work harder, since the filter acts as a barrier that exists to trap particles. If left unchanged too long, the debris builds and blocks the flow of air. Your system then has to work harder to pull the air through, requiring more energy to do its job. Timely and regular air filter replacement means your HVAC system won’t have to work harder than was designed and operation costs won’t rise unnecessarily.
Preventive maintenance – It’s easy to neglect your HVAC system. After all, the only part you interact with regularly is the thermostat. But neglect leads to problems. One of the first things on a preventive maintenance list should be an air filter replacement. Dirty air filters put a strain on your HVAC system. A system that works harder wears out sooner, resulting in repairs that would have been otherwise unnecessary.
There’s an old proverb that says for the want of a nail, a kingdom was lost. Regular air filter replacement will keep your kingdom safe and comfortable for many years to come. If you have more questions about air filters and air filter replacement, or other home comfort concerns, please contact the pros at Rheem Pro Partner, where we’re always glad to help.