Air filters are a very important part of the HVAC unit.
Air filters help to trap dust, dirt, and other airborne contaminants.
Air filters keep all of these pollutants from entering the ductwork and the HVAC unit. Dust and dirt can cause both mechanical and electrical problems with the HVAC unit. It’s important to keep the air filters clean so they are working at optimum condition. There are lots of different types of air filters. I use a washable air filter, because I think it saves a lot of money and the earth. The washable air filter can be easily cleaned with warm water and a small amount of detergent. Sometimes I will soak the air filter in bleach as well. I wait for the air filter to dry completely and then I put it back into the HVAC system. I clean the washable air filter once a month. Some people will clean the air filters more frequently, but I think that works out great for me. If you have the type of air filter that is disposable, it should be changed monthly as well. There are lots of types of disposable air filters that are made for allergens, pets, or nicotine. The specialty disposable air filters are a little bit more expensive than a basic and traditional one. It’s important to know exactly what will work out best for your system. If you don’t know for sure, you can have a full service tune up and ask the technician as many questions as you want. They can point you in the right direction.