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How Air Filtration in HVAC Systems Works

Chris Helms - Thursday, April 10, 2014

How Air Filtration in HVAC Systems Works

Why air filtration is so important in your HVAC system.

Every 30-90 days, we should all be changing the filter in our HVAC systems. But the question is, who really does that? The problem is that most of us don’t understand why air filtration is important. Air filtration in HVAC systems plays a crucial role, and it’s important to keep your filter clean. Here is how it works.

What are Air Filters?

All HVAC systems have air filters. They are usually folded paper in a cardboard frame. The fibers on the paper are loose enough so that air can flow through them, but tight enough to be able to filter particles out of the air.

What Does an Air Filter Do?

Air filters on HVAC systems are really important, not only to the HVAC system so that it doesn’t get clogged with dust, but also to your health and wellbeing. Air filters capture the particles in the air that can compromise the air quality in our homes. Everything from dust, dust mites, pollen, pet dander, and bacteria gets trapped by your air filter.

How Does It Work?

Air filters are put into slots in your HVAC system. As the air moves through the HVAC system to cool or heat your home, the air flows through the air filter and the filter grabs the particles before they can be blown into the HVAC system and back into your home.

The air filtration on your HVAC system is a simple device that makes a big difference in your air quality and how your HVAC system performs. Think your HVAC system might not be running as well as it could? Contact Helms Heating & Air Conditioning and schedule a service to see if it could be your air filter or something else.