While the air filter is the simplest component of your HVAC system, it is integral to its efficient operation and the quality of air circulating through your home. Air filters are also easy to maintain; remove the old one and insert a new one. And to ensure peak HVAC efficiency and air quality, you should replace your air filter regularly.
Of course, this begs the question of how often an HVAC system’s air filter needs to be changed, a question Tallahassee-area homeowners frequently ask the technicians at Tallahassee’s Air Control Heating and Cooling. With more than 50 years of HVAC service in the north-central Florida area, we’ve got the answers to all of your heating and cooling questions, so read on to learn more about why changing your HVAC air filters is essential and how often you should do it.
Located between the blower and return air duct, the sole purpose of your HVAC system’s air filter is to clean the air of dirt, dust, dander, and other contaminants. While this helps improve the home’s air quality, the air filter’s primary role is to protect the HVAC equipment. Without a filter, dirt and other contaminants can build up in the system’s air handler and other components, decreasing operational efficiency and forcing the system to work harder.
The frequency at which you should change your HVAC system’s air filters depends on several different factors, including:
You should generally expect to replace your HVAC air filter every three months at a minimum. However, you should inspect your air filter monthly to ensure it’s not getting clogged. Additionally, if you have pets in the home and/or any family members with asthma, allergies, or other respiratory ailments, you should probably replace them monthly.
Air Control Heating and Cooling can assess your home and HVAC system to determine how frequently you should replace its air filters. To ensure your HVAC system’s overall operational performance and efficiency, join our Air Control Club. With two different membership levels, this cost-effective HVAC inspection and preventative maintenance program comes with numerous benefits designed to optimize your HVAC system.
Air Control Heating and Cooling provides superior HVAC repairs, maintenance, installation, and equipment sales to our customers in the Tallahassee, Havana, Quincy, Monticello, and Crawfordville areas. For all your HVAC needs, contact us today at (850) 562-1234.
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