Do you have a furry pet? Have you noticed excessive dust buildup around your home? Does anyone regularly smoke inside? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, it’s important to change your HVAC air filter sooner rather than later.
The general rule of thumb is to change the filter after no more than three months. However, if you have a pet, live in an overly dusty environment or smoke indoors, you should change the filter closer to every month. Why is this task so important? Here are the top reasons to change the filter today:
Maximize HVAC Efficiency
If you have an air conditioner and furnace, you rely on forced-air heating and cooling for year-round comfort. You can lower your utility bills simply by changing the HVAC air filter regularly. A clean filter lets air pass through unrestricted, which helps prevent the blower motor from experiencing undue strain.
Help Your Equipment Last Longer
More efficient operation saves money, and it also prolongs equipment life. Anything you can do to help your equipment last longer saves you money on repairs and replacements.
Ensure Ideal Airflow
A clogged filter prevents air from traveling as quickly through the ductwork. You can feel this by placing your hand over a supply register. Weak airflow affects the comfort level across your home, but you can instantly improve it by replacing the dirty air filter.
Purify Indoor Air
The primary purpose of an HVAC air filter is to prevent dust and dirt from settling on heating and cooling equipment. If you have an efficient enough filter, it also serves to clean indoor air and remove contaminants that worsen asthma and allergies. Replacing the filter regularly ensures the filtration system can continue to do its job to the fullest. A clean air filter is also less likely to harbor mold and mildew, which could compromise indoor air quality.
For more information about how and why you should change the HVAC air filter, please contact Aladdin Heating & Cooling. We’ve proudly serve the residents of Warren, Lake Orion and surrounding areas since 1945.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Warren, Michigan about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about air filters and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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