Understanding What Air Filters Are All About

A Brief Introduction to the Air Filter

Our homes should be at the top of the list of places where we feel safest and most comfortable. This means creating a home environment where residents can live and breathe stress-free. One of the ways this is achieved is by creating good indoor air quality, and one essential way to improve indoor air quality is by routinely replacing air filters.

Understanding How an AC Filter Works

In the process of heating or cooling air, HVAC systems also have to ensure that the air quality is as close to exceptional as possible. Otherwise, a home’s occupants may have compromised health and comfort if the air is unclean and rife with impurities that could trigger allergic reactions, asthma attacks, or other respiratory issues. 

This is where AC filters come into play. They are assigned the critical task of removing contaminants and allergens from the air passed through it so they don’t negatively affect the heating and cooling system. As the air passes through its screen, particles of varying sizes are trapped and prevented from continuing. These particles include dirt, dust, pet dander, and allergens that are usually the culprits behind poor indoor air quality.

When Is Air Filter Replacement Needed?

filterAir filters, however, aren’t meant to last forever. After a certain point, usually three months or less, air filters trap enough contaminants to become so dirty they no longer function well. At this point, removing the dirty air filter and replacing it with a fresh one or cleaning reusable ones is necessary. This ensures that pollutants can still be effectively removed from the air to keep indoor air clean and contaminant-free and protect the HVAC system. 

Replacing a dirty AC filter is also essential in ensuring the HVAC system remains energy efficient. Often, a filter left in the system for a long time without timely replacement can have a thick enough layer of dirt and dust on it, making it difficult for the system to pass air through it, creating more work and causing greater strain on the HVAC system. This often translates to more significant wear and tear on the system and higher energy costs.

AC Filter Replacement Benefits

saveWhen it comes to HVAC maintenance, timely air filter replacement is crucial in creating optimum conditions for it to operate. Not only do on-time filter replacements create a safer, healthier, and more comfortable breathing atmosphere indoors, but they also ease the strain of frequent use on an HVAC system. 

A clean air filter, after all, allows the HVAC unit to operate with better energy efficiency, extend the system's lifespan, and create savings in energy costs for the homeowner. They also allow for better health and reduced asthma and allergy symptoms indoors for household residents. 

About Morrow Mechanical

Morrow Mechanical has more than two decades of experience serving Spring and the surrounding areas. They offer upfront pricing, same-day service, and always on-time service. Call them today for AC filter replacements in Spring, TX

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