Have you ever wondered what type of filter is best for your heating and cooling system? Or how often you should change your filter? Watch our video on filters for the answers:
Why change your filter, anyway?
We’re glad you asked! The fact is, dirt, dust mites, pollen, mold, mildew, and other contaminants can be trapped inside your home’s duct work and air filters. This isn’t just a nuisance, it’s unhealthy for your family, especially if a family member suffers from asthma. Keeping up on changing your air filter is critical for better air flow and an all-around healthier environment.
In addition, regularly changing your HVAC air filters is critical for its long life, and to ensure that it keeps heating your home during the cold winter months and keeps your home cool in the sweltering summer.
The importance of a clean filter
The air filter keeps pollution and debris out of your HVAC system, ensuring proper and efficient operation. A dirty filter will slow down the air flow, causing the furnace to work harder to heat your home and your AC work harder to cool it. The result? Wasted energy and higher energy bills.
If you’re unsure what size filter you need, check your current filter. Your owner’s manual for the furnace will also have that information.
For more information on HVAC filters and filter changes, call the home heating and cooling experts at Sila. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have about filters or your HVAC system.