Humans can only survive in a particular habitat with the right balance of temperature, nitrogen, carbon dioxide, and other gasses. Any place that has been completely sealed off without ventilation must therefore be regarded as dangerous. To survive or enjoy life to the fullest, it is
crucial to maintain the air quality in enclosed places.
What are HVAC Filters, And Why Do They Get Dirty?
HVAC Filters are part of your HVAC system that filters out air contaminants like dust, pollen, and pet dander. Therefore, regular filter replacement is vital. The real job of a filter is to get rid of dust or bacteria in the air, but after a while, it gets soiled and needs to be replaced. Here are a few typical causes of filter clogging.
Pet hair: Your furry friend will shed hair that will eventually end up clogged in the air filter.
Fan Setting: Your thermostat should have two fan settings: “on” and “auto”. The fan only blows while your system is actively heating or cooling your home when it is in “auto” mode. However, if it is set to “on” it operates continually, allowing air to pass past the filter continuously. You can extend the life of your filters by switching to the Auto setting.
Extreme temperatures: Extreme heat or cold will keep your system running continuously, even if your fan is set to “auto”.
High MERV rating: The smaller the particles your filter can capture, the higher this grade is. On the flip side, better filtering leads to frequent clogging, and you will end up changing higher-end filters more often.
Dusty home: Anything you don’t vacuum has the potential of getting up in the filter, whether it’s dust from a recent home construction job or accumulated dust in rarely used rooms.
How Often Should You Change HVAC Air Filter?
Generally, most HVAC firms and manufacturers advise changing your air filter every 90 days or three months. Depending on your home’s location, whether or not you have pets, and the system’s and equipment’s age, that number may differ.
We advise you to change your filter every 20 to 45 days for families with several pets or people with allergies or respiratory disorders. Vacant homes with little traffic can usually wait for 9 to 12 months for filter replacements. Simply put, you need to change your air filter more frequently the more you use your house.
It is important to remember that the filter safeguards the HVAC system’s delicate parts and cleans the air you breathe. Therefore, if they are not maintained, they will lose their ability to filter, allowing dust or germs into your HVAC system and decreasing the efficiency of your system.
Filters primarily maintain the efficiency of your HVAC system. Therefore, its significance shouldn’t be disregarded. Your HVAC system will run more efficiently if the filter is changed frequently, and your way of life will remain unchanged. For regular HVAC maintenance, call in experts from Crump A/C and Heating. You can ring us at (281) 533-9200 to learn more about our services.