A dirty air filter can have a significant impact on the performance of your HVAC system. When the filter gets too clogged, it restricts air flow to the air controller, placing additional pressure on the fan motor and potentially burning it out. This can lead to costly repairs due to the build-up and damage of different parts of the unit. Not only does a dirty filter affect the performance of your boiler, but it can also reduce overall comfort levels in your home.
The air filter is responsible for cleaning every bit of indoor air as it circulates through your home, providing vital oxygen to you and your family. If the filter is clogged, it can adversely affect the humidity levels in your home. In addition, a clogged air filter forces the heating or cooling system to work harder to maintain a comfortable temperature. This can increase energy costs and reduce air quality, especially if you have family members who suffer from asthma or allergies.
The best way to avoid these issues is to follow the manufacturer's instructions and replace the oven filter regularly. You can identify the efficiency of an air filter by looking at its MERV rating, which is a scale between 1 and 16 where a higher number represents a more efficient filter. If you want to ensure that your HVAC system is running efficiently and providing optimal comfort levels in your home, make sure to change your furnace filter regularly. If you have any questions about the efficiency of your oven filter, or if you need repairs or installation services, contact Jerry Kelly Heating & Air Conditioning for assistance.