Have you checked your filters lately? Many people don’t think about their air filters but these seemingly inconsequential parts of your heating and cooling systems can make a big difference in system functionality. Regularly changing them can help prevent breakdown.
Aside from saving money, you may be wondering why it is such a big deal to regularly change your filters. Understanding a little about the purpose of air filters will help answer this question. Air filters serve as the cleaning agents for your HVAC system. As the air in your home circulates, it collects all the dust, bacteria, pet dander, allergens, etc. floating around in the home. If this air is not forced through a filter before entering the system, all of those air borne particles will get into the unit. This is terrible for an HVAC unit because it can lead to clogs which can mean costly repairs for you.
As you can imagine, these filters will get dirty as they clean the air. Changing these filters quarterly helps avoid potential breakdown and also helps your system to work more efficiently by lessening the work load on the system and ensuring that the air is cleaned before it gets back to the unit.
Finally, making sure you have the correct filters for your home is important. Each home is different and filter selection should take into account all the varying qualities that make your home unique. For example, if you are and animal lover and have pets, you may need to select a different air filter than someone who has none.
As you can see, filter maintenance is vitally important. CV3 Mechanical Solutions can assist you with filter selection and replacement if you need help. Also, joining our Service Agreement Plan will ensure that your filters are changed or cleaned throughout the year!
Check those filters!
-CV3 Mechanical Solutions Team