Your house provides you and your family with comfort, shelter, safety, and memories. To make the years last, you have to remember to take care of your home. People who take the time to perform preventative maintenance on their home’s HVAC system will not only be extending the life and maintaining the value of the house, but they will also be saving themselves from having to make costly repairs in the future.

One HVAC component that is important to pay attention to is your air filter. This small accessory can have a huge impact on the overall health of your system.

WHAT IS THE FUNCTION OF A HOME AIR FILTER?

The function is to serve as the front line against airborne contaminants from inside and outside of the house. If these airborne pollutants are not removed by the system, not only will they eventually cause damage to the other components of the HVAC system, they can and often do cause health problems for the people living in your home. This is why having a properly functioning filter is of vital importance.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PROPER MAINTENANCE?

Properly functioning and high-level air filters provide a host of benefits to homeowners.

* Preventing HVAC system malfunctions before they happen. In many cases, problems of this kind are directly attributed to clogged filters, and HVAC repairs are not usually cheap.

* Dirty air filters are harder for air to pass through, and this means that the system fan will have to work harder. Fans will wear out more quickly than they should and can be expensive to replace. Harder working fans can also raise energy costs.

 

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