The air filter makes a significant contribution to your HVAC system’s performance and efficiency. You should pay attention to your filters and prevent them from becoming too dirty. So when should you replace them? Here’s a look at why you should change air filters after summer:
Heavy Summer Air Conditioner Workout
You rely on your A/C system a lot to keep you comfortable in the summer. The increased operating hours imply a great volume of air flows through your system throughout the season.
Along with the air comes airborne particulates – such as dust, dirt, dust mites, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and pet dander – that are trapped by the air filter. With the good summer workout that your air filters get, it makes sense to replace them after summer.
Prevent Damage to Internal HVAC Components
Your air filter keeps contaminants in the air from getting inside your HVAC system, where they can harm critical motors and capacitors. When it’s dirty, it captures these contaminants less effectively.
When dirty air clogs up your filter, it could potentially pollute your whole system. As a result, your system could need additional repair and service that wouldn’t be necessary had you changed your filter on schedule.
Improve Indoor Air Quality
Mold spores and pollen are generally more widespread in the warmer months than in the winter. A filter that’s full of trapped mold spores and pollen can act as a breeding ground for the microorganisms and degrade your indoor air quality.
Changing air filters after the summer helps reduce the allergy triggers inside your home.
Dirty filters reduce your home’s air quality and your HVAC system’s overall efficiency, so make sure you replace them regularly. For more information on when and when to change air filters, please contact us at Air Assurance. Broken Arrow residents have counted on us for quality heating, plumbing, and air conditioning services since 1985.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Tulsa and Broken Arrow, Oklahoma area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about air filters and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 918-217-8273.
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