Why You Need to Change Your Home's Air Filters
Changing your home's air filters may seem like one of those things you can easily put off for a while. After all, you probably don't notice a difference on a day to day basis. But the air filter to your HVAC system serves you in several ways. Making sure it is changed on time will provide you a host of benefits in the long run. Consider these reasons to replace the filter on a regular schedule.
Improved Air Quality
Your air filter works hard to remove dust, pet hair and dander, and other airborne particles and allergens from the air. That means there are fewer particles circulating in the air you breathe. For those with allergies or respiratory disorders, like asthma or COPD, clean air is a must. Not only will it keep your family healthier and more comfortable, it will make it easier for everyone to breathe. Knowing you are doing your part to keep the air clean inside your home will give you peace of mind.
Less Stress on the HVAC System
Clogged or dirty air filters cause your HVAC system to work harder to do its job. That means more wear and stress on the unit which can lead to big problems, such as worn parts. The increased stress will also likely shorten the lifespan of your HVAC unit causing costly repairs or replacement of the unit. Changing your air filter as needed helps to keep your unit running smoothly.
A HVAC system that runs smoothly is more energy efficient. That means it uses less energy to perform saving you money each year. It will also make you and your family feel more comfortable. Changing the filter regularly is a small price to pay for the comfort and savings it brings.
Changing your air filter should be part of your regular maintenance routine. How often that needs to be done depends on several factors: the type of filter and the manufacturer's recommendations, the size of your home, whether you have pets, whether anyone in your home has asthma or other respiratory issues and how often you run the HVAC system. Those who have household pets or occupants who deal with respiratory issues or allergies may need to change the filter every 30 days, while other households may be fine changing the filter every six months. If you are unsure how often you should change your air filter, check the manufacturer's recommendations or contact a professional for advice.
Your HVAC professional will typically change the air filter for you during a regular cleaning or maintenance call. If you need help to decide if it is time to change your air filter, or you'd prefer a professional did it for you, contact Action Heating and Air, Inc today.