Imagine living without your air conditioning; it certainly wouldn’t be pleasant, especially here in Central Florida. Many of us don’t give much thought to our AC, we simply set it and forget it, expecting it to do its job flawlessly every day so that we can be comfortable. The truth is HVAC systems are not something you can neglect, much like other major appliances you need to maintain your HVAC system, or it will degrade quickly. Breathe easier year-round by understanding what your HVAC filter does and why you should replace it regularly.
An HVAC filter is exactly what it sounds like; it’s meant to keep dirt and debris out of your HVAC equipment. HVAC systems intake a lot of air, and unfortunately, it is not always the cleanest. The filter prevents this dirt and debris from clogging up the system and without it, your HVAC system would run much less efficiently, and the air quality in your home would decrease noticeably.
Simply put, replacing your HVAC filter keeps your AC running smoothly. When the filter is left unchanged for long periods of time dirt builds up inside your machine which can damage it and cause it to run less efficiently. A less efficient system will require replacing much earlier, and in the meantime, you will almost certainly see higher energy bills.
In addition to the financial repercussions, dirty air filters can also decrease the quality of the air in your home. If the air in your home seems stale or you are struggling with various allergies or frequent colds, it’s probably time to check your HVAC filter.
Different filters have different lifespans. This can also vary depending on how often and how hard you run your AC, as well as the air quality in your area. Ideally, you would be replacing your HVAC filter on a frequent basis as it’s never a good idea to let it get to the end of its lifespan before you replace it.
When it comes to your AC, you don’t want to mess around. The money you can save by keeping your HVAC in excellent condition far outweighs the cost of purchasing new HVAC filters.
Now that you know a bit more about them and what they do for your home, you can see why regularly replacing HVAC filters is so important. Preventative HVAC maintenance is the best way to keep your energy bill low and your air quality high, so make sure you’re checking those filters often.
Ball Building Services works with both residential and commercial buildings in the Tampa Bay area and Central Florida to provide quality, affordable HVAC maintenance services. For our air filters, we offer discounts for buying in bulk. Please contact us today to learn more about HVAC maintenance and replacing HVAC filters.