Did you know that clogged air filters are the number one reason for HVAC failure? The air filter is an important part of your HVAC system and it is simple to change. But, it is a task that people often forget about until the dust in their home becomes noticeable.
We are going to walk you through 5 benefits of regularly changing your air filter and when to change it out.
Why to Change Your Air Filter
A contaminated air filter is spreading dirty, airborne particles such as lint, dust, and pollen throughout your home. Constantly breathing in polluted air can cause allergies and make respiratory problems worse. Your best bet for clean air is a clean air filter!
A dirty filter can slow the air flow of your system, making your furnace and air conditioner work twice as hard to move air throughout your home. A clean filter will help the efficiency of your system more than anything else!
A dirty or clogged air filter will cause an increase in your maintenance costs. Replacing your air filter regularly will help your system function properly and means spending less money on maintaining it.
Longer HVAC Life
When your HVAC system has to work extra hard to push air through a dirty filter, it will lead to a shorter working life. Replacing your filter regularly will help your system have a longer life.
When you are diligent in changing your air filter, you will see far less dust particles floating around. Nobody likes dust!
When to Change Your Air Filter
Simply put, you should change your air filter when it’s dirty. So, make a plan for when to check the filter. Maybe it is the first day of each month. Or, maybe group it with other home tasks so you will remember. During peak seasons (summer and winter), you will want to check it more often. The type of filter, air quality where you live, and pets in the home will also be factors to consider. If you live alone with no allergies or pets, it may be every 6 months. On the other hand, if you have allergies or multiple pets, it is recommended you change it every 30-45 days.
If you have any questions about the type of filter you need or when you should change it, don’t be afraid to give us a call! Team AIR-zona has over 2 decades of industry experience. We will see to it that your HVAC system runs as efficiently as possible for as long as possible.