Homeowners hear it all the time: air filter replacement is essential to quality home comfort. Why? The Carrier® pros here at Advanced Comfort Systems have the answer below. Read it over, then give us a call for expert service today.
How Does an Air Filter Function?
An air filter increases indoor air quality by keeping the air in your home cleaner and healthier as it circulates through the ducts. It is a screen that’s designed to fit within a specific compartment in your HVAC system. Once in place, it collects harmful substances and debris and prevents them from recirculating through your home. Not only does this maintain the safety of the air you breathe but it also keeps your heating and cooling systems running properly.
Why Do Air Filters Need to Be Replaced and How Often?
To get the most comfort and energy efficiency out of your HVAC systems, you need to make sure low static or “easy” air flows through them. That’s where replacing your air filter can be a big help. Over time, these filters get clogged with pollutants, which will put extra stress on your systems and use more energy to move air. New ones can help air flow smoothly and efficiently.
If you have a one-inch filter, we suggest you replace it monthly. If you have a four-inch or other large media filter, change it out twice a year. When replacing them, we recommend you do so with a filter that has a MERV rating of eight or lower. Remember: the higher the MERV rating, the shorter the filter’s lifespan. If you need a MERV rating of 11 or more for health reasons, give us a call: We can discuss better alternatives to keeping your home air healthy.
The Benefits of a Clean Air Filter
To better understand just how vital an air filter replacement is, here are some of the benefits you can expect if you keep up with frequent air filter replacement:
- The air inside your home will be cleaner. Your air filter will collect everything from dust to hair, mold spores, and pet dander. These pollutants will be trapped and removed before they can recirculate in the air you breathe.
- Your home will be cleaner. The less dust and other particles in your air, the less these will end up on your home’s surfaces, carpets, and rugs. This means less frequent cleaning for you.
- Anyone in your home that suffers from allergies will experience improved symptoms. This is because the air filter removes some of these irritating particles from your air.
- Your HVAC system will run more efficiently. By frequently replacing your air filter, your system won’t have to work as hard to keep the comfortable air flowing.
Is an Air Filter All You Need For Clean Air?
An air filter is a simple item that can help keep your indoor air clean. But if you need even more reassurance that your home is clean as it can be, or you have someone in the home who is extra sensitive to particles in the air, there are additional systems you can install. These include air purifiers and air exchangers.
We Can Help With Your Air Filters
Do you have more questions about air filter replacement? If so, Advanced Comfort is here to provide the guidance you need. We can help you with the filters for your system, and even replace them for you. Contact us anytime by calling 920-564-2333 or emailing through our website.