Your HVAC filters are the backbone of your entire heating and cooling system. They’re the last line of defense you have between yourself and harmful particulates like dust, dander, and pollen. If you’re not changing your HVAC filters at least once every three months, you should be.
At Empire HVAC, we like to advise our customers to change their filters as recommended by the brand of filter you are using! But remember, during periods of heavy HVAC use like summer and winter, you might need to change your filters more frequently.
Why are your HVAC filters so important?
Indoor Air Quality & Filters
The quality of the air you breathe inside your home can directly affect the way you feel. Your air filters are designed to trap any particulates and dust that may irritate your respiratory system, but they can’t do that as effectively if they’re clogged.
Filters and the Functional HVAC
When your filters are dirty and clogged, your air can become that way too. Also consider how much tougher it is for your HVAC system to effectively move air out of your ducts and into your home; when air has to strain past clogged filters, your whole system goes through the ringer.
Longevity and Your Filters
The harder your HVAC system has to work on a day-to-day basis, the shorter its lifespan. Changing your filters isn’t just an investment in your health, it’s an investment in your entire AC! Keeping your filters clean is a cost-effective way to keep maintenance problems at bay within your HVAC and to extend the life of its components.
Are your filters clogging more than normal?
Are you unsure whether you’re using the right filters?
Empire HVAC can help! Our expert technicians are ready to help; give us a call today to schedule your seasonal tune-up and have your entire system inspected.