I know how important it is to have your air filter changed on a monthly basis.
It doesn’t matter if it is the air conditioning or the furnace, having the air filter changed regularly is an important part of your HVAC system.
The air filter is important to the airflow of your HVAC system. Without proper airflow, your heating and air conditioning are unable to work properly. Without the proper amount of airflow, the heating or air conditioning is unable to flow through the ductwork and get to the required areas of the house. Without proper airflow, the heating and air conditioning needs to work extra hard which makes the components work harder and it puts more pressure on them. In the long run you end up using more energy to keep the HVAC system working properly. You are also causing the lifespan of your heating or air conditioning to be shortened and you are flirting with having more complications which means more expensive repairs. Even though you may feel you are changing the air filters often, look around your home.. Do you have a lot of dust in your house? Are you maybe changing the air filters a bit more often than you would normally? It could be possible that you need to have the ductwork professionally cleaned. Not only is the air filter your first line of defense in the HVAC system, but it is also a signal that you may have a problem with the ductwork. I talked to the HVAC company about my own air filter malfunctioning. That is when I heard all about the airflow and need for cleaning the ductwork.