Air filters are important parts of our HVAC systems. Oftentimes amidst the bigger things like heating systems and air conditioners, air filters can go overlooked, which is a big shame considering the hefty and important job that they do on a daily basis. Not only do air filters help to protect your HVAC system by keeping it clean, they also perform the job of keeping the air in your home clean by filtering out things like dust, pollen, pet dander, dirt, fur, bacteria, germs, and other frankly disgusting particles that you wouldn’t want floating around inside your home for you to inhale. Thanks to your air filter, you don’t have to worry about any of these things. However, sometimes people forget to— or simply outright neglect to— change their air filter. Some people, on the other hand, might not even know that they need to change their air filter at all! The problem with this is that, as your air filter cleans your air, all of the dirt and dust that it accumulates stays attached to the filter. If the filter is not changed, it can become too clogged, and thus end up impairing how well your air conditioner can work. This leads to frequent repairs, and eventually, a shorter lifespan of the air conditioner in its entirety. On top of that, a clogged air filter can end up making you feel sick as you go about your day in your home. This is because if your air filter is too clogged, the dust particles that are on it won’t adhere as well, and will begin to dislodge. All of this considered, since air filters are so important, keeping them clean and well maintained is just as important as keeping your air conditioner or heating system well maintained and repaired!