Air filter replacement and regularly scheduled maintenance are very important factors of having a system that runs as efficiently as possible. Neglecting the change of your air filter can be a very costly mistake. If you haven’t replaced your furnace air filter in a while, now is the time to do it! Replacing your furnace filter is critical to having a comfortable home with an efficient HVAC system. Here are some reasons why.
1. A Clogged Filter Equals an Inefficient System
Replacing your air filter is quick and easy. Your furnace must work twice as hard to move the air through your home when your filter is clogged with dust and dirt. Dirty filters will drive up your energy bills and put unnecessary hardship on your furnace.
2. Dirty Air Filters are Damaging to Your Health
When your air filter is dirty, dust, dander and mold can be circulated meaning you and your family are subjected to breathing these contaminants in. When breathing in these contaminants, it can cause things like asthma, allergies and other respiratory concerns to become much worse. Keeping a clean air filter in your furnace will ensure you and your family can breathe free.
3. Clogged Air Filters Reduce Your System’s Lifespan
Energy bills aren’t the only increase when your system has to work harder to heat and cool your home. Not regularly changing your air filter can also cause your system to overheat and burn out. The strain placed on the blower and the entire HVAC unit can lead to premature failure of your system.
4. Dirty Air Filters Increase Your Maintenance Costs
While a clogged air filter doesn’t always lead to system failure, it does lead to costly maintenance. A blower that stops working or ductwork that needs to be cleaned regularly due to the dust circulating through your home can both be avoided with routine air filter replacement. You’d rather spend your money elsewhere, not replacing and repairing parts of your heating and cooling system, so consider making air filter replacement a part of your normal schedule.
5. A Clean Air Filter Keeps Your Home Cleaner
Finally, a clean air filter will cut down on the amount of dust in your home, because it won’t keep circulating the dust through your home’s HVAC system. Less dust will keep your home cleaner, and help you spend your time doing things you love, rather than dusting.
How Often Should You Change Your Air Filter?
The best rule of thumb would be once per month, however, this answer depends on the demand placed on your filter and the type of filter you use. Contact Air1one Mechanical today and have and have us inspect and confirm your system is running as smoothly and efficiently as possible!