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What Makes an Air Filter Environmentally Friendly?

Helms Heating & Air Conditioning - Thursday, January 28, 2016
HVAC service technician replacing air filter

We’re all looking for ways to increase our energy efficiency, whether that’s with fuel-efficient cars, using less electricity, or making heating and cooling systems more efficient. When it comes to HVAC equipment, there are some simple things you can do to make it more effective and improve your indoor air quality at the same time it uses less energy, and it all starts with the air filter.

What is the Air Filter’s Job?

The air filter in your HVAC system has multiple jobs. First and foremost, its primary purpose is to protect your heating and cooling system. It does this by catching and trapping pollutants before they can get pulled into the HVAC system. This keeps dirt and dust from building up inside the equipment that can cause it to overheat and break down.

How Does the Air Filter Protect the Environment?

Bacteria and mold are just some of the pollutants that make their way into our homes and circulate through the air. The air filter on our HVAC unit works to filter those pollutants, as well as dust, dust mites, dirt, pet dander, and more out of the air. It keeps your home cleaner and prevents you from breathing in the contaminants.

What’s This Got to do with Energy Efficiency?

When a bunch of dirt and dust gets into your heating and cooling equipment, it can’t operate at its most effective, which makes it use more energy to do the same job, which makes it less energy efficient. The right air filter can make your system work better and stronger and with less energy. This increases your energy efficiency, lowers your energy bills, and makes your house more environmentally friendly.

Taking the simple steps to make sure your air filter is clean and changed regularly can have a huge impact on your home and the quality of your air, as well as having a positive impact on the environment. For more information on ways to increase the energy efficiency of your HVAC system, contact the team at Helms Heating and Air Conditioning.