There’s a pretty common misconception when it comes to the air filter inside an HVAC system. Many homeowners assume that this air filter is in place to protect their indoor air quality. While these air filters certainly don’t hurt your indoor air quality, their purpose is actually to protect the interior components of your HVAC system itself from dust, dirt, and other debris that can get inside and harm its sensitive components. The air filter, then, needs to be changed on a regular basis–more on this below!
A dirty air filter can create a number of problems for your HVAC system, as it reduces airflow and causes the system to run longer to try to do its job. Read on to learn more!