One of the most common reasons that a heating, ventilation and air conditioning system stops working is because of a dirty air filter. Filters capture airborne pollutants such as pet dander, dust mites and dust and keep them from entering the HVAC system. When filters get dirty, these pollutants are blown into ducts, are deposited on coils and other parts of the system and eventually enter the living space. In addition, more energy is required to operate the unit, and comfort is affected. Regularly cleaning or replacing the furnace and air conditioning filters keeps the system clean and functioning efficiently.
Enhance Efficiency of the Unit
Dirty filters block airflow, which affects HVAC efficiency. Coils must be able to release heat as part of the refrigeration cycle. When dust or other debris is deposited on coils, heat exchange is affected, causing the compressor to work harder to heat and cool. The system is strained and eventually stops working.
Energy Star recommends replacing filters at least every three months. During periods of heavy use, more frequent cleaning or replacement may be required. Replacing filters regularly also reduces energy consumption by between 5 and 15 percent. You save money on fuel, need fewer repairs and your system will last longer.
Improve Indoor Air Quality
Standard air conditioning filters are designed to keep pollutants out of the working components so that the HVAC unit stays clean. Filters with higher MERV ratings capture more pollutants, including pollen, bacteria and mold, which can improve indoor air quality. Your HVAC contractor can discuss your indoor air quality needs with you and recommend appropriate products.
High Quality Heating & Air has been serving residents and businesses of northwest Florida since 2001. We are a full-service HVAC contractor and a Trane Comfort Specialist. We back our work with a 100 percent customer satisfaction guarantee. We offer advanced, whole-house air filtration systems to help keep both your air conditioning system and your indoor environment clean. For more information about better quality HVAC filters, call (850) 307-5356 to speak to one of our certified service technicians.