Forced-air HVAC systems circulate air throughout a building. In many cases, that circulated air is more polluted than outdoor air. People spend most of their time indoors and are therefore susceptible to the problems caused by indoor air pollution. Air filters are designed to remove pollutants from circulated air; however, they must be changed periodically for them to work as intended. Here are some benefits that you will get if you change air filters regularly:
With a dirty air filter, your system’s airflow will be constricted. It will have to work harder to move air, so it will use more energy and cost you more money. Additionally, harder work means an increased likelihood that your system will fail. If you change air filters regularly, your HVAC system will operate more efficiently, thus reducing energy costs and preventing expensive repairs.
Since the main job of the filter is to remove dust and other airborne particulates, including some that can endanger your health, a new filter every month can ensure that your home’s air is clean and healthy. However, a healthier home is not the only benefit that you will get from improving indoor air quality. With less dust floating around, your home will also be easier to clean. Less time spent cleaning means that you get more time for other areas of your life.
By removing dust from indoor air, an air filter also helps to keep the parts of your heating and cooling equipment clean. Dust and other types of airborne debris can build up inside your HVAC system and may affect how well it works. In fact, dust can accumulate to the point where it causes the system to fail. Neglect and dirt are thought to be among the most common reasons that HVAC systems stop working.
If you need more information on lowering heating and cooling costs or improving your indoor air quality, contact McDevitt Air. We have been operating in the Savannah area since 1979. Our HVAC technicians have the training and experience to keep your system running the way it should.
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