The HVAC system in your home provides heating and cooling, but it also plays a role in the air quality of your home. You want to change your air filters on a regular basis for optimal efficiency and to ensure that everyone in your home can breathe easily. Exactly how often you need to change your air filter depends on your system, so check to make sure you’re changing the filter as often as directed.
When you have a fresh, clean filter in your system, it will run more efficiently, saving you money. The energy savings associated with clean filters in your HVAC system exceeds the cost of buying new air filters. To save a few extra dollars, you can even buy your filters in bulk packs so that they are less expensive per filter and so that you have them around when it’s time to change them boosting convenience.
Improve Air Quality
Think of your air filter as something that traps the impurities in the air so that it comes out clean. If you do not change air filters regularly, particles can begin to build up on the surface of the filter, making it more difficult for air to get through. These particles on the filter can eventually go out into the air, reducing the air quality of your home. When you’re using a clean filter, these particles stay trapped, leading to less pollen, smoke, dander, dust and other particles floating around in the air of your home. This leads to better air quality and subsequently better lung health, especially for those with allergies, asthma and other breathing problems.
Function System Operation
When you have a fresh filter in your AC system, it allows your system to function at its highest level. When your system is functioning optimally, there is a lower risk of premature wear. This helps your system to work well for a longer period of time and can save you quite a bit of money in the long run.
If you leave old filters in your system, it will have to work a lot harder to provide the same cooling results. This will wear out the other parts of the HVAC unit at a much faster rate.
Changing your air filter involves pulling the old one out and simply sliding the new one in. This is one of the easiest home maintenance tasks you can put on your schedule. For the majority of systems, you will need to change your filter on a monthly basis to ensure maximum cleanliness and efficiency.
You can notice a huge difference in the air quality of your home just by maintaining your air filters regularly. They’re relatively inexpensive and can be replaced in a matter of minutes—there’s no excuse to leave dirty filters in your system.
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