Do you know why the air filter inside your HVAC system is so important? Whether we’re talking about your furnace, heat pump, or central air conditioner, the air filter does have a very important job, but it’s probably not what you think.
Many homeowners believe that the air filter is in place to protect their indoor air quality. You wouldn’t be completely wrong if you believe this. The air filter certainly doesn’t hurt your indoor air quality. But its actual purpose is to protect the interior components of the HVAC system itself from dust, dirt, and other debris that can harm its sensitive components.
This means that it can cause problems for the HVAC system if it gets too clogged up, which is why you should change your air filter every 1-3 months. Read on to learn more about this!