Why Are Air Filters Necessary for HVAC Systems? | DuctWorks Heating & Air Conditioning
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Every HVAC system will have at least one air filter. This works to remove unwanted pollutants from the air inside your home and increases your indoor air quality. As a homeowner, it's important that you understand how your air filter affects your overall HVAC system's performance.

A Note on Removing Airborne Particles

Any good HVAC filter will remove tons of airborne particles, such as pollen, dust, pet dander, and other debris. While removing these unwanted particles is excellent for keeping the quality of your indoor air high, it's also important for keeping unwanted debris out of the internal components of your HVAC system. If you run your system without a filter, it can lead to dirt and other debris getting clogged within your system and prematurely wearing out its internal components.

A Cleaner System For Longer Use

When you keep up with regular air filter changes, the inside of your HVAC system can stay in good condition. It won't prematurely wear and will last longer. It's also crucial to realize that by regularly changing your filters, your system will be able to work more efficiently to move air throughout your ductwork and to the rooms of your home. Your air filter should be checked at least once a month. It most likely will need to be replaced every three months, depending on a number of household-related factors. Leaving a dirty air filter inside your HVAC system can lead to premature wear and tear of your system's components. This is because your entire HVAC system will have to work much harder to move air through the clogged filter instead of moving air through a clean one.

What Type of Air Filter Should You Get?

There are four main types of air filters that you can purchase for your HVAC system. These include flat panel, pleated, washable, and HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filters. Flat panel filters are typically the cheapest and will have the lowest filtering capability. On the other hand, HEPA filters will remove 99.97% of all airborne particles that are .3 microns or larger. These filters are much costlier than the other options and are recommended for homes where residents suffer from respiratory illnesses.

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