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Why Be Vigilant in Changing Air Filters?

If you use a whole-home HVAC system, then you should know that there is an air filter in this system which traps pollutants trying to make their way into your system. You should also know that you must clean or change this air filter on a regular basis, at least if you hope for your HVAC system to function properly in every way. There are a number of problems which can develop due to one’s failure to be vigilant in changing or cleaning his or her air filter in North Seattle. Considering how simple doing so is, there is really no excuse for failure to comply. Here is some information from the HVAC pros at G & S Heating Cooling & Electric regarding why changing your air filter is so important. 

Improved Efficiency

When your air filter is clogged up with dust, dirt, and other pollutants, there is no way that your system is going to be able to function as efficiently as it ought to. Not only is airflow resistance increased in such situations, but these pollutants can also cause other problems within the system. The end result is that your HVAC system will work harder than it should have to, leaving you to pay more money for a lesser performance from your system.

Better Indoor Air Quality

Your HVAC system’s air filter is not really designed to improve the quality of the air in your home, but rather to protect your system from issues related to pollutant infiltration. That being said, a clogged air filter is just asking for a decline in overall indoor air quality. If your air filter is heavily clogged, pollutants may be forced through the perimeter of that filter, circumventing it and making their way into your living space.

Protect System Conditions

The added strain on your HVAC system resulting from clogged filters, along with the fact that pollutants can easily build up on sensitive components within that system, means that your HVAC system is at increased risk of operational damages in such condition. Changing your air filter regularly is a simple way in which to protect your system. Contact us with any further questions that you may have regarding the importance of a clean air filter.

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