Do you know why HVAC professionals tell you to change your systems’ air filters every 1-3 months? The answer may surprise you. Homeowners often assume that the reason a dirty air filter is a problem is due to poor indoor air quality and that this is the reason we tell you to clean or replace it. This is partially true, but definitely not the whole story.
This air filter is in place to do much more than preventing allergens from moving back into your home’s airstream. It blocks particles from damaging the inside of your air conditioner by pummeling the components or jamming the fan. When an air filter is too clogged up though, it can do just as much damage to your HVAC performance, requiring you to need unexpected air conditioning services. Of course, we’re here for those services! But we’d like to help you avoid preventable problems like the ones we’ve outlined below.