Air Filter Replacement
Being a responsible home owner is tough work. Taking care of home maintenance on a regular basis is even more of a burdensome task when work, family and other activities keep you occupied. But unfortunately there are some tasks that, if ignored, can have serious consequences for your wallet in the future. Your homes heating and cooling system can easily become inefficient and overworked if not tended to properly.
It keeps you warm during the shivering cold winter months and cool during the hot sweltering summers. It’s not uncommon to completely forget that your home heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system is a critical component to a home’s comfort.
It’s a simple and inexpensive process that can mean the difference between optimal system performance and costly repairs.
Consequences of Ignoring Your HVAC Air Filter
Every HVAC system or furnace uses some type of screen or air filter designed to prevent large, often unhealthy air-borne particles from entering the HVAC system and clogging up the sensitive HVAC machinery. An HVAC system equipped with a dirty, clogged up air filter can end up suffering from pressure drop which can lead to a significantly reduced airflow, which leads to no air filtration within your home.
Because of the clogged filter, certain parts of the air filtration system will start to work harder to keep the house warmer or cooler, depending on the setting. Working harder puts an enormous amount of stress on the entire HVAC system, which can eventually lead to a system failure, and sometimes a costly repair or replacement.
On top of this, an old, dirty air filter, if exposed to moisture and condensation, can result in the growth of mold. Mold can spread throughout the entire system, causing you and your family to unknowingly breath in toxic mold particles that can lead to serious health consequences.
How Often Your Air System Maintenance Should Be
Your local HVAC technician should examine your air system at least once per year. Because there are so many moving parts involved in an HVAC system, it’s vital that a trained professional:
- Make sure belts are not cracked or dry
- Ensure the ventilation duct is not rusted or cracked
- Lubricate coils and fans
- Eliminate any clogs or build up
Because the unit’s filter will probably be used all year, it is important to change the filter at least every three months.
Does your Albuquerque home need urgent air filter replacement? Dial (505) 898-8860 now to contact Daniels Heating & Air’s top notch services.