Most people filter their water to protect against bacteria and other common contaminants. Well, if you wouldn't drink water straight out of the tap, you probably wouldn't want to breathe air out of the conditioning system without a defensive filtration line in place.
Our team at Carolina Comfort can share some industry insight into the proper maintenance and upkeep on air filters.
• Dirty air filters are a leading cause of HVAC system failure. This is a completely preventable problem that you can avoid by changing the air filter on time. If you don’t, the system will have to work harder to push air through the clogged filter, causing the motor to run hot. Not only does this usually damage the motor itself, but in the meantime your system will be running inefficiently and draining your expenses.
• Air filters generate clean air. If you don’t have a filter, you are allowing things like dust, pollen, and dander to circulate throughout your home. This kind of constant exposure can irritate sensitive respiratory condition or aggravate chronic allergies.
• Air filters save you money. Not only do they make your HVAC system run more efficiently, but air filters also keep your vents uncontaminated. This means you don’t need to hire a team to clean your system nearly as often.
• Different filter materials work best in certain environments. Get an assessment of common contaminants you may be at risk for before purchasing a filter.
For more information about the benefits of air filters and tips on keeping them as clean as possible, call (803) 760-7159.