Cabin Filters

Cabin Air Filters

The cabin air filter in a vehicle, truck, or machinery cabin plays the role of cleaning the air you breathe in the cabin of the vehicle you are operating. They help eliminate dangerous pollutants from the air you breathe entering the cabin, such as pollen, dust, insects and even bacteria with some models of cabin filter.... offering anti bacterial filtration media and HEPA when operating in dangerous environments. This filter, which is usually found behind the glovebox, cleans the air as it passes through the vehicle's heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system. They can also be found beneath the dashboard, typically on the passenger side, or in dedicated compartments in machinery cabins. Failure to replace a dirty, clogged filter will reduce the efficiency of your vehicle's HVAC system. Poor efficiency can cause a loss of air volume, undesirable aromas in the cabin, and early failure of HVAC components. Simply replacing a filthy filter can make a significant improvement in the air quality and air volume delivered into the cabin of vehicle:

The following are some common signs the cabin filter may be dirty and need replacing, these include:

• Decreased Air Circulation - If you notice you vehicles heating and coolant air duct system isn't delivering as much air as it should this could indicate a blocked filter.
• Poor Heating or Cooling - The heating and cooling system struggles to achieve the desired temperature.
• Odur - Musty or unpleasant scents wafting through the air in your vehicle.
• Windows Fogging - You have difficulty keepig the windows from fogging.
• Whistling Sound - A whistling sound can be heard emanating from the cabin air intake ducts and vents or other unusual noises can be heard.

A blocked, dirty air filter can lead to a variety of problems for both you and your vehicle. One is a deterioration in your health, as pollution in the air can induce allergic reactions or breathing problems. A dirty filter cannot do its function correctly and cannot filter out contaminants, so it is critical to replace the filter in your car on a regular basis.  Another issue caused by a blocked filter is decreased HVAC efficiency. As a result, the heating and cooling system in your vehicle has to work harder, potentially causing the blower motor to burn out. Poor efficiency also results in a reduction in ventilation, which can make your vehicle feel less comfortable as the seasons change.

When To Change Cabin Air Filters?

It is suggested that you replace your cabin air filter once a year or every 25,000 kilometres. As a general rule, cabin filters should be changed in the following applications:

• Automotive - every 25,000 to 40,000 kilometers or as per the recommended interval in the service or owners manual. 
• Trucks - 25,000 kilometers or as per the recommended interval in the service or owners manual.
• Machinery - every 1000 hours or as per the maintenance manual.

The above recommendations are merely a guide and is very dependant on the air quality the equipment is being used in. For example If you often drive in extremely polluted areas or on dirt roads, you should consider replacing the cabin air filter every 10,000 kilometres. Allergy sufferers may want to change it more frequently to ensure air quality and lessen allergy symptoms

Cabin filter maintenance and replacement should not be disregarded because they play an important part in keeping the air you breathe in the cabin clean and the HVAC system running smoothly. When it comes to replacing your dirty cabin filter, FCP Solutions can provide the best protection on the market as well as experienced assistance, allowing you to breathe easy.

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