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The Purpose of HVAC filters


What are HVAC filters?

HVAC air filters (Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning) are broad terms to describe difference types of air filters in HVAC field. HVAC terms include heat pump, air conditioner units, furnace unit, geothermal, window units.etc.


HVAC filter is the same as air conditioner filters or furnace filters. Some people use these terms interchangeable.


What the purpose of HVAC air filters?


The purpose of HVAC air filters may vary from individual need and want. HVAC air filters original purpose was to keep the indoor system parts from clogged with dusty and other foreign material.


Indoor AC units, there is evaporator. It is one of the four (compressor, condensers, expansion device) major air conditioner parts. If there was no air conditioner filter or HVAC air filter have not been replaced. This will happen to air conditioner units.


The air conditioner units will lose cooling efficiency, pollute indoor air, and indoor AC units blower consumer more energy. If there no HVAC air filters the blower blade will also fill with dirt and eventually the air conditioning duct system will be damage.


The most painful experience a homeowner will feel is to replace central air conditioner units. Yeah, it will short the life of the air conditioner unit if there is no HVAC air filter or the HVAC air filter has not been replaced.


A homeowner could save a painful wallet experience, by simply replacing air conditioner unit filters. You could say, “The purpose HVAC filters are to help saves money!”