Whether your HAVC system is running during the cold winter months or trying to keep things cool inside during the hot Texas summers, your air flow in both your heating and cooling equipment will be required to work harder if you have a dirty or clogged air filter. This will not only shorten the life of your indoor heating and cooling equipment, but it will reduce the overall efficiency of the whole system and not clean the air in your home from dirt, allergens and containments.
It’s a good thing to keep on your monthly or quarterly check list around the house is checking the HVAC air filter to ensure proper airflow is circulating through your system and things are running efficiently. Keeping your air filter clean will do wonders by increasing the airflow through your furnace and air conditioner and reduce the need of having to replace your fan motor or need for other HVAC repairs.
Another key point in keeping a clean HVAC air filter is one of the primary functions that an air filter has, to filter out airborne particles that are constantly circulating in your interior. Many people, and maybe some in your family have allergies that can flare up at various times a year hear in North Texas and your HVAC air filter is one of the primary forms of defense against airborne particles, harmful emissions and allergens. If you have dogs or cats in your home, you even more susceptible due to the shedding of hair fibers. In some cases it it best to get a high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter air cleaner for your home as well.
Another great benefit in addition to better health and increasing the life of your heating and cooling system is that a smoother running and efficient system is also an energy saver. Keeping good airflow in your home will allow your system to heat and cool quicker and run for shorter amounts of time, which in turn saves you energy dollars every month.