Your filter is the front-line defense for your heating and air conditioning system.
Most people know the filter attached to their heating and air conditioning system helps clean and purify the air circulating through their home, but they may not realize the additional role it plays in protecting their HVAC equipment. The filter prevents particulates such as dust, dirt, debris, and even mold spores from being sucked into key parts of the unit. This, in turn, prolongs the life of their system, as well as protects the overall system efficiency.
How Often Should I Change My Filter?
The answer to this one is: it depends. As a general rule, you should wait no longer than every three months. If you wait any longer, the filter becomes clogged and the airflow to your system is restricted. A restriction in airflow takes a toll on your system, shortening its overall lifespan.
However, if you have a house full of pets, leave your windows open frequently, or reside in a location with a lot of dust, you are better off changing your filter every one to two months. The same reasons apply, but the airflow through the filter will become restricted more quickly in these scenarios. Plus, the overall air quality in your home is drastically improved with more frequent filter changes.
Unsure of where your filter resides? Can’t find the size you need to replace? No problem! Here in Statesville, the Griffin Heating and Cooling team is here to help you resolve all your air filtration needs. Do your home a favor and give it the gift of a fresh air filter this holiday season.