Dirty Air Filters
Dirty air filters could cause HVAC system failure. it's important that you change your filters and make it a part of your regular to do list.
A nasty filter restricts air flow into the HVAC system. This causes fans to wear out prematurely and can burn out motors sooner.
Because the air conditioner is functioning harder, it consumes additional energy and, therefore, will increase your energy bill.
When a filter is clogged, it will not absorb dirt, dust, pollen, and allergens, considerably reducing your indoor air quality.
Since an unclean filter cannot effectively take away particulates from the air, these build up within the ductwork and HVAC system. This conjointly affects the system’s ability to work with efficiency.
Replace or clean your filter often or as soon as they become dirty. Some filters should get replaced or cleaned monthly — others will last a bit longer.
Also consider when changing your filters
Size: Make sure to get the correct size air filter for your system. Getting the wrong size will not clean the air as effectively as you need.
Efficiency Rating: All HVAC filters are given a MERV rating, which stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. MERV ratings indicate how well a filter should remove airborne particles. Higher numbers signify better efficiency.
Allergies: If you or anyone in your home have allergies, you should change your filter(s) more frequently. It is also recommended that you choose a high-efficiency filter to remove a much greater quantity of pollutants. Furthermore, if pet odors are a cause of irritation within your home, consider buying filters with carbon in order to absorb odors and smells.
Fiberglass or Pleated
You will find that low-efficiency fiberglass filters are the most common and cheap way to go, and your air conditioner probably came with one when it was newly installed. Today, however, we are seeing that more and more HVAC filters are pleated. That is beneficial because the extra area on the surface allows them to capture more airborne particles while allowing air to flow more smoothly. The end result is that you will save money by not having to buy as many filters throughout the year. And you will also remove more airborne particulates.
For a lot of info regarding filter replacement, please contact Deluxe Home Comfort at 919-772-3859. we are able to offer extra solutions for your HVAC maintenance desires.