Changing your home’s air filters: What you need to know.

changing home air filtersWhen was the last time you remember changing your home’s air filters? If you don’t know, your HVAC could be suffering from it. Here’s everything you need to know about changing your air filters.


What Does the Air Filter Do?


Your HVAC air filter is the gatekeeper to your heating and cooling equipment. Its primary job is to protect the equipment from dirt and debris that comes in with the air through the intake vents. Its secondary job is to keep dirt, dust, and other airborne contaminants out of the air in your home.


Air Filter Replacement is Critical


Your HVAC technician will tell you that air filter replacement can make or break your HVAC system. If your filter is full, your system must work harder to pull air through the filter for heating and cooling. All of that overtime work will put a huge burden on the equipment, potentially leading to issues, breakdowns, and a shorter life expectancy. Additionally, clogged filters will reduce your energy efficiency because your unit will work harder to do the same job.


How Often Should You Change the Filter?


When it comes to replacing your home’s air filters, every 30-90 days is ideal. Replace them more often if you have pets or live in a dusty location. Most systems have a slot where you can quickly and easily pull out the old filter and slide in the new one.


Changing your home’s air filters is essential to a healthy HVAC system and a healthy household. If you have any questions about your HVAC unit, including the air filters, contact the reliable staff at Hill Plumbing and Air today.

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