If you own or manage any type of building in Arizona, whether it is your own home or an office, its HVAC system is of the utmost importance. We rely on our air conditioners to survive the brutal, muggy summers. We are dependent on our furnaces during the cold desert nights. Failure to regularly change your HVAC system’s filters has the potential to wreak havoc on your air conditioner and furnace that has the potential to leave you in quite the uncomfortable position.
A surprisingly high number of homeowners wait a full year or longer before tending to their HVAC filters. It is prudent to replace these filters at least once every three months. A HVAC filter replacement is especially important after the summer and winter seasons have passed as those are the months in which we rely on our HVAC system to operate at a high frequency.
You and your loved ones deserve to breathe only the highest quality air. Replacing your HVAC system’s filter on a quarterly basis will help it run more efficiently and produce the cleanest air possible. As a result, you will enjoy fresh air that doesn’t make you sick or aggravate your allergies.
Another excellent reason to replace your HVAC filters is to ensure the proper flow of air throughout your home or office. Aged air filters are almost always jammed with dirt, allergens, dust and various types of debris. These impediments get in the way of the air that is intended to move through the HVAC system and into your home. Don’t let your filter remain unchanged for too long as an extensive delay will only further reduce the airflow throughout your living or working environment. It might even reach the point where your energy bills dramatically rise as the HVAC system is forced to work incredibly hard to circulate air through clogged filters.
If your HVAC system is forced to run at a higher frequency than usual due to a compromised filter, the cooling coil in your air conditioner might freeze. Such a freeze can occur due to the fact that the coil is working much harder to cool the air in your living or working space. A frozen coil is the type of costly repair every homeowner can avoid by simply replacing their HVAC system’s air filters every couple of months.
A HVAC filter left in place for too long will inevitably result in dirt spreading to the cooling coils. When this occurs, it is possible for frost to accumulate on the coils as well as the fans. If such frost build-up occurs, it becomes incredibly difficult for the HVAC system to cool your living or working space to your desired temperature.
Can you imagine turning on your central air conditioning in the dog days of the desert summer only to have it not respond? This nightmare has the potential to become a reality if you fail to change your HVAC system’s filters. A total loss of cooling/heating can occur when an old air filter is left in place for months on end and the system is forced to work beyond its capacity to emit cool/warm air. Repairing a broken down HVAC system or completely replacing it will undoubtedly be more expensive than the cost of a new air filter.