The moment an HVAC system is installed at home, its timely maintenance is an absolute must. One of the most important aspects of an HVAC system is the entry point for air i.e. the filter. A filter blocks harmful particles from entering the system and purifies the air so that the system doesn't break down. Filters tend to accumulate a lot of dust over the years, leading to your system becoming less efficient, which in turn leads to a plethora of problems.
It is extremely important to let the air conditioning process run smoothly, and for it to do so, the filter must be clean at all times. If these issues are not attended to at the right time, it could result in higher overhead costs that could otherwise have been avoided. It is never too late to fix potential problems. You must take the time you have at hand, and ensure that your HVAC filter is as clean as it can get.
An HVAC air filter prevents particles in the air to accumulate in the fan motor, drip pan, and heating/cooling coils. A system like this will collapse if there is no filter present because the air ducts will become dirty, and the coils will clog up. Without a continuous flow of filtered air, the heating and cooling system will overheat and break down due to the dirt, resulting in a series of reactions that will cause the entire system to shut down. Also, if the air is dirty, more power is required to move the air around, making the system overheat again. Overheating results in inflated energy bills, because it uses up copious amounts of energy and electricity.
There are several pollutants and allergens present in indoor air, like animal skin, insect proteins, pesticides, lead, molds, fungal spores, bacteria, viruses, etc. Most of these pollutants cause harm to the system and the air output. Internal system parts are affected, and that further affects the efficiency of the system as a whole. Keeping your filter clean ensures that most of these allergens are kept at bay and that your air intake stays fresh.
A clean air filter has several benefits. First and foremost, your energy costs are minimized because your system stays efficient and doesn’t overheat. The system is protected from impurities and thereby provides clean air. Air filter replacements are delayed, and that saves you from unnecessary and frequent expenditures.
Always check with an HVAC professional, to stay up-to-date with methods and techniques to maintain your air conditioning system. HVAC technicians will be able to extend the intervals between servicing and replacing your air filters.