Why is it important to clean your filters of your heating and cooling system?

January 7, 2021




Why is it important to clean your filters of your heating and cooling system?

Do I have filters on my heating and cooling system? 

What do they do? 

Where do I find them? 

These are many of the questions we are often asked as you only know what you know that too often your systems are installed, and no information is supplied to you on how to use your new system or even how to look after it and maintain it!

You only need to wrap your finger along the top of a shelf from time to time to know that there is always dust. Depending on how new your home is, how often the doors are left open or the location that your home is can affect the amount of dust in the home. 

Your heating and cooling ducted system should have a return air filter installed as a basic requirement. Older heater systems in Victoria often did not have any filters and the result of this meant that the while system would have a build up of dust through the ducting and unit. 

What are some of the affects on you and your family with all this dust being circulated around your home? 

  • Increase allergies
  • Respiratory issues 
  • Dust around the home on surfaces 

What is the effect of not having filters installed or not cleaning the filters?

Over a few days it is not noticeable but over many years dust starts to build and the longer the issue is not dealt with the greater the affects.  

  • First the dust lines the ducting network from the return air grille to the unit, 
  • then the dust starts to build on the unit coil,
  • slowly blocking the coil,
  • Fan motors covered in dust, so they now run hotter then the dust gets into the unit drain and blocks the drain.
  • Before you know it, you have water flowing down your walls or worst, through your ceiling.





But all this can be prevented. 

By setting up a maintenance program with our team at Air Con Solutions service, test, and maintenance of your system this could prevent this from being your situation. 

Which will result in 

  • Cleaner system
  • Cleaner air in your home for you and your family
  • Reduced breakdown issues with your unit(s)
  • Stop unexpected water features in your home
  • Extended life of your heating and cooling asset. 

If you want to be able to come home to a heating and cooling system that you know is going to work, give our team a call and we can set up with packages to suit your needs, situation, and system(s)

The benefits are clear for both your family and for your asset. 

To find out more about how Air Con Solutions will set up a maintenance plan to look after your asset, to give you peace of mind for you, your family, and your home head over to our maintenance page or to book in a service, quote this blog to receive a FREE bacteria spray of your filters. 

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