Having an HVAC system in your home allows you to heat and cool the air in your home as necessary. Besides the system heating and cooling your home, most homeowners only know these systems have an air filter. But what does an air filter do, and why is it important? Let’s break down these questions and give you some insight into why those are important in your HVAC system.
Air Filter Purpose
Air filters are square sheets containing a mix of fiber glass, polyester, and cotton. When your HVAC system pulls in air it often contains pollutants, allergens, dust, grime, and dirt. The purpose of an air filter is to catch those substances to ensure your home’s air is safe to breathe. That is why changing the air filter regularly vital. You don’t want to breathe in the air particals from a busy city or farmland. People and pets produce a lot of dust, dander, and hair with them wherever they go. Your HVAC filter takes that “dirty” air inside your home and removes all the impurities from people and pets.
So why is it important that these filters be in place? Anyone with seasonal allergies can tell you that it makes a world of difference. Your home is your sanctuary and where you should be safe to breathe freely without concern for your health. Modern homes are so well sealed that they trap pollutants. Without a filter to remove these from your home would just get dirtier and dirtier and you would see dust and pet hair on every flat surface. Not only would this make your home look dirtier, but it would also provide a health hazard especially for anyone with allergies or breathing difficulties.
So now that you know what an air filter does, we recommend changing your filter 2 to 4 times a year to ensure your HVAC system is always working properly and doing its job. If you need help with your HVAC system don’t hesitate to call the expert team at Campbell Care for expert advice and assistance with all your heating, cooling, and plumbing needs.