This is Dustin with Victory Heating and Cooling, I want to get this essential information out to Colorado Homeowners, Business Owners and Technicians.
Victory Heating and Cooling just wrapped up August and leading into September is when we start getting calls for heating repairs and check-ups here in Colorado.
The number one call for Heating and Air Conditioning breakdowns is due to dirty HVAC filters.
Your air filter is intended to clean the particles out of the air and allow good clean air to go through your HVAC duct system.
What tends to happen when people get busy with work, taking care of kids, going to school, etc.; remembering to your HVAC air filter is the last thing on your mind, but it’s the number 1 reason for your heat and ac problems.
As your air filter accumulates dirt, skin fragments and other unknown debris, it makes your system work super hard to keep up with your cooling or heating requirement so you can stay comfortable in your home or business. When your air filter gets clogged with an accumulation of particles, causing little or no air flow to come through your homes duct system, it puts a huge strain on your entire HVAC system, which causes several problems to occur. The worst part is, not changing your filter can cause permanent damage to your HVAC system.
So, if you are a homeowner that has very weak air flow coming out of your registers, or you just noticed your electricity bill has gone through the roof, it is most likely a dirty filter causing your heating and cooling system to run overtime due to low output. It is best to change your filter every month for optimum performance. If you have a clean house or business, you could change your air filter every other month, make a note to change your filter on the same date every month. What we do at our home is purchase 12 new filters at the beginning of every year, that way we are prepared for our monthly filter change.
I hope this information has helped you understand your HVAC system a little better, I am happy to be of service to you anytime.