Everyone wants clean air in their home. One of the best lines of defense against contaminants invading indoor air is your HVAC filter. Responsible for preventing allergens and other unwanted debris from getting into your Cartersville, Georgia, home, your filter can have a surprising impact.
The flow of air through your HVAC system is imperative for keeping a comfortable home. All of the air that goes through your unit passes through your filter. If something is wrong with your filter, the airflow in your home will weaken. A reduced volume of air will make it out of your vents, and you may notice irregular temperatures or stuffy rooms. Therefore, it’s vital to ensure you don’t have a clogged HVAC filter.
Because air moves through the filter into your system, it also plays an important role in its efficiency. The more energy your HVAC system has to expend to get air through your filter, the poorer the efficiency becomes. Dirty filters may cause utility bills to rise substantially as your system works harder to pull air through the clogged fabric.
Since your system has to work harder to pull air through a clogged filter, there’s also a greater strain on the components. Your system is designed for a certain workload, and a clogged filter may overwhelm it. The added wear and tear can reduce its lifespan.
This result is a compounded problem. Forgetting to change your filter for a few weeks shouldn’t lead to issues like this. But it does point to the importance of getting into a regular filter changing schedule and not leaving the same filter in year round.
Concerned about your HVAC system or want to learn more about filters? The experts at Pendley Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. are happy to help. Give us a call at (770) 382-1221 to talk to a representative today.
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