Everything You Need to Know About the Importance of HVAC Filters

March 27, 2024

Many homeowners don’t call in an HVAC repair company until something breaks down. And while we’re always happy to help you when your air conditioner or furnace goes down at the worst possible time, there’s a lot you can do to minimize the risk of these major inconveniences!

One of the most essential parts of your system to familiarize yourself with is your HVAC air filters. In this article, we explain why they’re so important and how you can care for them to keep your home as safe, efficient, and comfortable as possible.

How Do Your Home’s HVAC Filters Actually Work?

Simply put, your HVAC system regulates your home’s internal temperature by circulating air throughout your home. Your furnace heats cold air and pushes it out into the vents, and your air conditioner does the opposite. 

However, a lot more gets circulated through the air than just hot and cold air. Your HVAC air filters trap dust, allergens, and other contaminants that the system would otherwise kick up. 

Without proper filtration, you’re putting your family at risk of poor air quality, heightened allergies, and even illness.

When You Should Swap Your Air Filters

Over time, particles accumulate in your air filters, making them gradually less effective. Because your HVAC has to work harder with clogged filters, you’ll notice higher energy bills and poor hot/cold output when this happens.

Replacing the filters as needed will ensure your heating and air conditioning work optimally. Your air conditioner maintenance and repair technician can easily assess your system to let you know how often to change the filters based on: 

  • The make and model of your HVAC system
  • The kind of filters you have (fiberglass, metal, or synthetic)
  • The air quality in your environment (pets and local air quality can affect this, too!)

Why Routine Heating and Air Conditioning Maintenance is Beneficial

The No. 1 rule of home ownership is that spending a little time and money on upkeep will save you a world of headaches (and costly repairs) in the future. Regular air duct cleaning and air filter replacement will ensure your heating and air conditioning are in prime condition and prevent many issues down the line.

On top of better airflow and lower electricity costs, proper upkeep minimizes the stress on your HVAC system and makes it last longer. Moreover, scheduling regular tune-ups allows your AC repair technician to catch any loose parts or make minor adjustments before they become major concerns. 

If it’s been a while since your last maintenance appointment or you’re 100 percent satisfied with your previous HVAC contractor, calling ProFlo is the best decision you can make for your home! Recognized across Temecula Valley for exceptional service and a keen eye for detail, we guarantee you’ll love working with our team. Contact us online or call 951-694-1300 for a complimentary quote today.

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