Importance of Regular HVAC Filter Change

Importance of Regular HVAC Filter Change

HVAC manufacturers create durable and dependable products. Manufacturers back their products with outstanding warranties.

However, like your car, without regular maintenance, your heating and cooling system is at risk. Lack of maintenance may void the manufacturer warranty on your equipment.

Lisa Crosley is President of Lifestyle Comfort Solutions. She installs new HVAC products in her home before recommending them to Lifestyle clients. Lisa explains why regular HVAC filter change is so important.

Changing the filter is a critical part of enjoying ultimate comfort. Here’s why:

Your HVAC filter has an important job to do. It keeps dust and debris out of your system. When dust or debris build up, a layer of grime accumulates on moving parts. The grime results in strain and friction which makes the motor work harder. Wear and tear result.
Clogged filters block air flow, too.
Clogged air filters can actually result in catastrophic failure, damage which can’t be repaired. The only alternative is the costly replacement of the entire system.
Even if the system can be salvaged, repair can be costly.

Saving on energy use benefits both your wallet and the planet.
A dirty HVAC system consumes more power. It runs longer and works hard.
You pay the price both on your monthly fuel bill, and in the premature aging of your system.
Think of it like your clothes dryer. When the filter is clogged, clothes don’t dry as quickly. It requires several cycles to dry the clothes.
The same is true of a clogged filter in your HVAC system. It runs longer and works harder to bring the temperature in your home up to the comfort level you’re set on your controller (thermostat).

With clean filters doing their job, you should experience less dust blowing from the HVAC system into your living space. Less cleaning!One way I know my HVAC filter needs to be changed is when I see dust quickly building up on future tops throughout my home.
Quality filters help trap pet dander, pollen, mold, and bacteria. Your indoor air quality is improved. You’ll breathe easier when you remove allergens and other contaminants from the air through clean, high quality air filtration.


  • There is no definite answer. Depend on manufacturer instructions, and the advice of your Lifestyle Comfort Solutions service technician.
  • Avoid paper filters, which catch little, if any, airborne allergens.
  • MERV rating indicates the effectiveness of the filter. Rated from 1 to 12, select a filter with a MERV rating of 10 or above. HEPA filters and electronic air filtration offer many benefits.

One of the best ways to prepare your HVAC system for a long, happy life is through regular maintenance.

When you are protected by a MyLifestyle! Agreement, a professional service technician visits your home and gives your system a professional tune-up. You ask questions and get trustworthy advice on protecting your comfort, safety, health, and energy efficiency. You enjoy priority service in emergency, and special discounts on repair parts.

Our mission at Lifestyle Comfort Solutions is to create homes and workplaces which are comfortable, safe, healthy, and energy efficient.

At any time, Jessica welcomes calls at 937.202.4520 with advice on improving air quality and protecting your investment.