Changing The HVAC Filter: Your Cooling And Heating System Depends On It

Changing The HVAC Filter: Your Cooling And Heating System Depends On ItThough it’s one of the simplest ways for Suncoast homeowners to improve home comfort and efficiency, changing the HVAC filter is often overlooked. It may seem like a small detail, but you may be surprised to learn how much of an impact these filters have on your heating and cooling systems. Here are three reasons why changing the HVAC filters should take precedence.

  1. Home comfort – The whole purpose of your heating and cooling systems is to keep your home comfortable year-round. When your HVAC equipment’s filters become clogged, however, your systems aren’t able to effectively do their job. As airflow is restricted, your air conditioner or furnace can’t condition or warm as much air as needed to in order to keep your home comfortable. In addition, a clogged filter will lead to dirty fan blades and other system components which will render your system ineffective and can lead to costly damage. Changing your filters every one to three months will enable your HVAC equipment to work effectively.
  2. Indoor air quality – By ignoring your system’s air filters, you’re ignoring the health and well-being of your household. A clogged air filter will lead to a buildup of dirt, pollutants and other particulate matter in your home’s air ducts. Not only will these particles then be distributed in your air, but a buildup of dirt in your ductwork can lead to serious moisture and mold problems. All of these issues can cause serious illnesses and health complications as well as the aggravation of allergies and asthma. Changing the HVAC filter will effectively eliminate these problems and improve your home’s indoor air quality.
  3. Energy spending – For homeowners tired of spending so much on heating and cooling, changing the HVAC filter may be the answer. When these filters become dirty, they force your heating and cooling systems to work harder. Not only does this raise the monthly utility bill, but it also puts serious strain on your equipment which can result in costly repairs or premature replacement.

For more expert advice on changing the HVAC filter, contact the professionals at Symbiont Service Corp. We proudly serve Florida’s Suncoast.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Englewood, Florida and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about hvac filters and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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