The air filter is a vital part of your heating and AC systems, and it should be changed once every 1-3 months. But there are some homeowners who do not even know that this air filter exists!
The purpose of the air filter
Many people are aware that the air filter is able to filter out many of the allergens and viruses that affect your health. But many more are unaware that the air filter was actually designed for a different purpose: protecting your AC and heater from the damage of incoming debris that may get sucked into the system.
The damage of a clogged filter
You cannot go without a filter at all, as this can damage the AC and force you to breathe in some harmful particles. But using a clogged air filter may do just as much harm.
Clogged air filters block the amount of airflow that is able to move into the heating or air conditioning system. This means that you may not feel as comfortable, and the consequences for your heating or air conditioning system can be dramatic.
The furnace was designed for a certain amount of airflow, and it can become overworked trying to suck in the right amount of air through a filter that won’t allow it. Parts of your heater can fail, and your energy bills could skyrocket as a result of all the extra work.
Changing the filter
Most technicians recommend changing the filter every 1-3 months. You can find the air filter either in a register behind the return air grille on the wall or ceiling, or on the side of your furnace. Disposable filters must be thrown away, but reusable filters can be washed with a vacuum and hose.
Call us today for all of your heating and cooling needs in Ramsey! The team of professionals at DB Heating & Cooling, Inc is here to offer service and helpful advice.