Sierra Pacific Home & Comfort, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Indoor Air Quality’

What You Need to Know About Your Air Conditioner’s Air Filter

Monday, May 3rd, 2021
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Homeowners often think that the only reason they need to be concerned about the air filter in their HVAC system is for their indoor air quality needs: to keep out allergens and other particles. But this is only part of the story.

It’s easy to assume that a dirty air filter is an issue because it keeps the indoor air dirty. Maybe this is why technicians tell you to change yours every 1–3 months? Well, not quite. In fact, you may not even be suffering from allergies or poor indoor air quality, but you’ll still need to change this air filter.

The purpose of this air filter is to protect the air conditioner from particles that can get inside, not to protect your breathable air. AC air filters certainly don’t hurt your IAQ efforts, but they don’t do a whole lot to help.

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An Air Filter’s Purpose: It’s Not What You Think

Monday, May 4th, 2020

man-holding-air-filterMany homeowners think that the only reason they should care about their air conditioner or furnace air filter is due to the allergens and particles in the air. But they’re only partially correct.

You may assume that a dirty air filter is an issue because it keeps your air dirty, and this is why we tell our customers to change theirs every 1–3 months. If you’re not suffering from allergies, it means your air filter is fine, right? Well, not quite.

Sure, helping your indoor air quality is a small part of what the HVAC air filter does, but this isn’t even close to its true purpose. It is designed to block your heating and cooling systems from dust, dirt, and other debris that can get inside and negatively impact the interior components.

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Friday, July 21st, 2017

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