Some people do not realize how essential an air filter is to the operation of your heating and air conditioning equipment. The air conditioner filter helps to protect against many of the allergens and pollutants that can make you ill. It is also a shield for your air conditioning system from dirt and debris going through your system, which builds up in a very short time. Imagine the amount of grime that can accumulate if you don’t clean or change the filter for a month.
Often, air filters are an overlooked part of an HVAC system. It is essential to have your home’s air filter in top shape. You can achieve this by having the air filter checked, maintained, and changed regularly.
Here are the top reasons to change your AC filter for your heating and cooling system.
1. Reduce breakdowns and prevent repairs
A fan has to work a lot harder to keep the air temperature comfortable if the air filter blocks airflow. The blower fan in the heater or air conditioner is susceptible to becoming overworked when circumstances within the system change. If you don’t change the air conditioner filter regularly, the blower fan may require premature replacement. We see a lot of repairs that can be easily prevented by simply changing the air filter.
2. Overall wellbeing of your HVAC system
The blower fan sucks in air through a filter before heating or cooling it and sending it out to the vents of the home. The filter is meant to stop it from sucking in debris that could damage your system. But when the filter is clogged, it suddenly cannot do its job. Worse, the blower fan cannot suck in much air at all. That means that you don’t feel very comfortable. Besides, the air conditioner was designed to take in a certain amount of air with each cycle, and any reduction can interfere with the function of the system.
3. Save money and reduce monthly costs
When your fan is working overtime, your utility bills reflect it, which can cost you more money than necessary. Changing out an air conditioner filter can actually help to keep costs lower in your monthly bills. This may not seem like a significant amount, but it could add up—especially when you factor in what you are saving on potential repairs.
4. Extend HVAC system’s lifespan
Your system can wear out quicker when the air filter is rarely, if ever, replaced. It puts an unnecessary strain on your air conditioning system, and that wear and tear take its toll when the system’s lifespan draws to a close. The potential for malfunctioning and early replacement is not worth it when it’s so easy to change your filter! Neglect is one of the leading causes of heating and cooling systems failing, yet this can easily be avoided with regular maintenance
5. Peak Performance During Florida’s Hot Summer Months
If you live in Florida, you already know about the heat during the summer months. Imagine if you don’t have air conditioning or less efficient ac during the hot months. A dirty air filter can obstruct airflow, increasing the workload of your cooling system, which will cause it not to work properly. Stay comfortable in your cool home or business by simply changing your air conditioning filters regularly.
6. Improve Indoor Air Quality
Replacing your home’s air filter ensures cleaner, fresher, and healthier air for you and your family. This is especially true if you have anyone with respiratory issues or allergies. Everyone can enjoy your home’s improved indoor air quality with clean air filters and airflow.
At Air Shield Heating & Cooling, our highly-trained residential HVAC technicians are available 24/7 — 365 days a year to provide service for your home or small business. Call us today at 813-644-3806 or contact us online.