Why a Clean Air Filter is Important

August 6, 2019

If you want your furnace or air conditioner to work properly, you must check the air filter regularly. Ideally, they will be changed at least every three months, but it may be necessary to do so more often depending on environmental conditions and other factors. Here are some reasons as to why a clean air filter is important.

Pollutants Are Free to Roam

Eventually, an air filter is not going to be able to capture pet dander, mold and other particles in the air. Therefore, these particles will be free to travel through ducts to every room in the house. They may also be able to collect in the basement or outside the home and travel by air throughout the rest of your property.

Pollutants and irritants such as mold, smoke, and pollen can cause damage to your home or cause health problems for anyone who lives there. The folks at Mike Bryant Heating & Cooling in Olathe can perform indoor air quality assessments to determine the extent of air pollution in your residence.

HVAC Components Can Be Damaged by Clogged Air Filters

A clogged air filter could cause a furnace to overheat or an air conditioner to get too cold. This is because the air cannot get through the filter, which means that it is trapped in the furnace or the condenser unit. Furthermore, the blower motor will need to work harder to push air throughout the home. That could cause it to stop working without warning or otherwise wear out before the end of its expected useful life.

It Will Take More Energy to Heat or Cool the Home

As less air is actually getting through the ducts and into your home, it will take more effort to keep the house at your preferred temperature. This will result in higher heating costs during the winter and higher cooling costs during the summer. In many cases, an inconsistent flow of air will result in inconsistent heating and cooling throughout the home.

If you want to make the air in your home easier to breathe, consult with Mike Bryant Heating & Cooling. In addition to indoor air quality assessments, we also perform a full range of heating and cooling services. We also do sheet metal fabrication. Call us today.

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