The air filter of an HVAC system is extremely important and knowing the location of it can benefit you greatly.
A filtration system is used in all HVAC systems to prevent dirt, dust, pollen and similar particles from mixing with air before it is cooled or heated. The importance of the filtration system is based on its function of protecting the entire HVAC system and the health of the occupants of the home. All types of HVAC filtration systems have to be regularly cleaned or, if necessary, replaced to ensure that the HVAC system performs properly and provides good indoor air quality (IAQ).
Protecting the HVAC System
The efficiency of an HVAC system will be considerably affected when the air filter is dirty so maintaining a filter from the get-go is vital. The volume of air that it can draw will be reduced significantly if the air filter is filled with foreign particles.
Allowing harmful debris to build up in the HVAC system and the duct-work due to the lack of a filter will deteriorate the components of the HVAC system at a faster degree or even overheat the entire system. If this occurs, the entire HVAC system may have to be repaired or replaced to keep the house comfortable to live in.
As a greater risk, the accumulation of dust, grime and foreign substances inside the duct-work and HVAC system will increase the danger of fire inside the house. A furnace filter should also be frequently cleaned or replaced, whenever necessary.
The IAQ will be affected by a dirty HVAC system with a poorly-maintained air filter. Allergens, mold spores and other airborne pollutants may not be removed by the HVAC system if the air filter is not working properly. These foreign particles may continue to circulate inside the house and setttle on surfaces of your furniture in a thin dust layer causing your home to become dirty much faster. Furthermore, airborne irritants will have a negative effect on people suffering from asthma or allergies.
If molds are present in the house, spores will travel throughout the home and can cause a number of health problems, like respiratory tract infections. Regular cleaning or replacement of the furnace filter will guarantee that it is functioning properly guaranteeing clean air among the occupants of the house.
St. Louis HVAC
Like most things, well maintaining your HVAC system can extend its lifetime and protect the air to those who live in the home. For all your St. Louis heating and cooling needs call Air Excellence Heating and Cooling at (636) 980-0998!