Many people don’t realize just how important it is to change your air filter regularly. We get caught up in our busy lives, and replacing your dirty filter with a fresh one doesn’t seem to be a priority. However, a dirty air filter can lead to a variety of issues, from dusty indoor air to inadequate heating and cooling in your home.
Higher Utility Bills
A dirty air filter means your HVAC system has to work harder to circulate air and cool your home. This means your air conditioner will use more energy and run more than it needs to, leading to higher energy bills. Changing your air filter monthly can save you up to 15% annually, and it’s truly a simple solution that only takes a few minutes each month.
If your air is circulating through a dirty filter, it’s going to carry dust, pollen and even pet hair with it. This means your family will be breathing those contaminants instead of fresh, clean air. If you have a housemate with asthma, allergies or another condition that affects breathing, it’s especially important to change your filter regularly to improve indoor air quality.
Changing your filter on schedule also improves the overall efficiency of your system, and extends the life of your HVAC unit. Air has trouble passing through a dirty filter, and this can cause your system to choke by constricting air flow. Putting extra stress on your HVAC unit will cause it to use up more energy, and in turn, it’ll wear down faster. Additionally, low air flow through the filter can cause the coil of your air conditioner or heat pump to freeze over, keeping the unit from working at all.
Changing your air filter is a fast and easy task. In the long run, you’ll save money, your system will operate more efficiently, and your family members will breathe healthier air. Just add a filter change reminder to your monthly to-do list.
If you have questions about how to change your filters or what type of filter is right for you, get in touch as soon as possible! We’re always happy to help our neighbors through a service call or a simple recommendation. Please visit us online or give us a call at 1-800-404-0371.