Why It’s Important to Change Air Filters More Frequently in Summer
Your home’s HVAC system is responsible for more than keeping your indoor environment cool and maintaining proper levels of humidity. Your HVAC system is also responsible for maintaining the indoor air quality of your home as it filters out dust, debris and other contaminants.
During the summer, the air conditioning system in your home works harder, causing a greater accumulation of dust and debris in your HVAC air filter. As a result, it’s essential to change your air filter more frequently during the summer months to ensure the efficient functioning of your air conditioning system and maintain good indoor air quality.
The HVAC air filter is responsible for capturing and trapping dust, pollen, pet dander and other airborne particles that can cause allergies and respiratory issues. A clogged or dirty air filter restricts airflow, making it harder for your air conditioning system to circulate cool air throughout your home. This can lead to decreased energy efficiency, increased energy bills, and potentially costly repairs.
Moreover, a dirty air filter can also reduce indoor air quality, as the trapped particles may re-circulate back into your home. This can cause respiratory problems, particularly for people with allergies, asthma or other respiratory conditions. A dirty air filter may also cause unpleasant odors and mold growth.
Merts Heating & Air Conditioning includes changing your comfort system’s air filter with their comprehensive AC maintenance program.
By changing your HVAC air filter more frequently during summer, you can help prevent these problems and ensure that your air conditioning system is functioning at its best. The frequency of air filter replacement depends on several factors, including the type of filter, the level of air pollution in your area, the number of occupants in your home, and the presence of pets. Generally, it’s recommended to replace air filters every 30-90 days, but during the summer months, it’s best to change them every 30 days to maintain optimal performance and indoor air quality.