The Silent Culprit: How Dirty Air Filters Impact Your HVAC System

The Importance of Clean Air Filters

At Knight Heating & Air Conditioning, we often encounter homeowners who are unaware of the significant role that air filters play in their HVAC systems. While it may seem like a small component, a dirty air filter can have a substantial impact on your home’s comfort and your system’s efficiency.

The Consequences of Neglecting Air Filter Maintenance

When air filters become clogged with dust, pet dander, and other particles, several issues can arise:

  • Reduced airflow
  • Decreased energy efficiency
  • Increased strain on the HVAC system
  • Poor indoor air quality
  • Potential system breakdowns

How Often Should You Change Your Air Filter?

The frequency of air filter changes depends on various factors, including:

1. Type of filter
2. Number of occupants and pets in the home
3. Local air quality
4. Allergy concerns

As a general rule, we recommend checking your air filter monthly and replacing it at least every 90 days. However, homes with pets or allergy sufferers may need more frequent changes.

The Benefits of Regular Air Filter Maintenance

By keeping up with air filter replacements, you can enjoy:

– Improved energy efficiency
– Better indoor air quality
– Extended HVAC system lifespan
– Reduced utility bills

Don’t let a dirty air filter silently sabotage your HVAC system’s performance. Contact Knight Heating & Air Conditioning today for expert advice on maintaining your system and ensuring optimal comfort in your Nixa, Ozark, or Springfield home.