A clogged oven air filter can have a significant impact on the comfort of your home. The air filter in your HVAC system is located between the intake air and the system itself, and its job is to trap dust and dirt to prevent them from being released into your home. When the air filter becomes too clogged, it prevents air from circulating through the vents, resulting in poor air flow and an uncomfortable environment. In winter, a dirty filter will prevent your heating system from generating enough heat when you need it most.
In summer, it will make it difficult to keep your home cool. Indoor air quality equipment, such as air purifiers and air purifiers, can reduce the volume of contaminants, so the boiler filter can capture fewer particles. However, in homes without this equipment, the oven filter is the only line of defense against air contaminants, so the filter fills up faster. Thicker filters have more media available to capture contaminants, so a 5-inch filter requires less frequent changes than a 1-inch filter.
The oven filters should be changed every month or every year; just as there are a wide variety of filters, there is a fairly wide range in terms of how often they should be replaced. When the air filter in your HVAC system becomes too clogged, the fan has to work a lot harder to try to get the right amount of air in. Changing your air filter on a regular basis restores proper airflow through the ventilation system and, as a result, can help keep your monthly utility bills low. Checking your oven filter should be a monthly routine for all homeowners, however, it can often be overlooked.
Dirty oven filters represent a disaster for heating and cooling equipment, home comfort and indoor air quality. It's all too easy to skip a filter change when HVAC equipment is hidden from view, but this important task must become a priority.