I’ve always lived with the mindset that an air filter should be replaced every several weeks when the Heating, Ventilation, and A/C plan is getting serviced for a new season.
My parents always lived this way, so it was natural that I followed suit.
It wasn’t until 1 of our most recent Heating, Ventilation, and A/C tune ups that an Heating, Ventilation, and A/C professional told me otherwise. According to him, air filters needed to be replaced every more than one to several weeks rather than every several weeks. This seemed awfully frequent, even though he was adamant. When I asked him why it was so often, he broke it down in easy terms for me. Heating, Ventilation, and A/C systems work best when there is nothing hindering it and that starts with a clean air filter. When there’s a lot of dust and debri clogging the air filter, it restricts airflow and makes the Heating, Ventilation, and A/C plan run harder to push air through. This makes things less efficient. The Heating, Ventilation, and A/C professional also told me that if I was using a stronger and more durable air filter, then I wouldn’t need to replace the air filter so frequently. The more expensive and thicker air filters could last longer than the cheaper and more flimsy air filters. When I listened to the Heating, Ventilation, and A/C professional tell me all this information, I couldn’t help but believe grateful for his honesty. This was the first time I’d ever heard this information before, and I knew it would help me care for our Heating, Ventilation, and A/C plan better. I would now consider our air filter and how often it was replaced more frequently than before.