For many of us outside of the air conditioning industry, we may be unfamiliar as to why we need to change our air filters in the home. Needless to say, we may also be slightly unfamiliar as to what an air filter actually does and how it operates. The technology used to cool and heat the average American home is sophisticated, but at the same time can be relatively easy to understand.
Let’s break down how air filters work and why we need to change them out monthly:
How Air Filters Work
Your AC works by sucking in air from a room and pulling it over coils to heat or cool it. It then blows the air through the rest of your home. Your air filter is positioned where the air is initially pulled into the structure. It traps various airborne particles that get sucked in with the air and keeps them from blocking the blower and clogging up the coils. It also keeps your air conditioning running efficiently and protects it allowing it to last longer.
A Clean Air Filter is a Happy Air Filter
If it weren’t for filters, all the dust floating around in one room would be sucked in and then either collect in the coils of your system or sent to the next room. New design and technology have allowed the filters to not only remove dust from the air but also remove things like pollen, pet dander, bacteria, and even smoke.
Keeping your filter clean will ensure that it continues to filter out pollutants in the air and keep your home clean, as well as keep your AC running efficiently.
A clean air filter will run more efficiently, and in turn, will help your entire air conditioning system run smoothly. As part of the Air Filter Club at One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning, we recognize that changing your air filters on a monthly basis is an important and money-saving tip you can easily perform yourself. In the club, you will receive 12 filters per year, and we will email you a reminder when it’s time to change your filter.