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Jan 26 2021

Reasons to Change Your HVAC Filters Frequently 

If you’re a home or business owner, then you probably know that the filters for your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system need to be changed on a regular basis. What you may be less aware of, though, is why changing your HVAC filters regularly is so important. With a bit more knowledge, you might be a little more motivated to change your filters on schedule. Here’s what you should know about the top reasons to change your HVAC filters frequently–

1. You’ll Pay More for Inefficiency

One of the primary reasons that home and business owners should be motivated to change the filters in their HVAC systems frequently is simply that doing so can result in cost savings. That’s because when filters get clogged and dirty, HVAC systems are less efficient. And when HVAC systems are less efficient, they have to work harder, which means that they use more energy – a reality that’s reflected on your monthly utility bill. By changing the filters regularly, you’re maximizing your system’s efficiency and thereby reducing the amount of money you’re spending on energy each month. Changing your air filters regularly is just smart business!

2. You’ll Extend the Life of Your System with Good Care

Another reason to change your air filters regularly is that when a system’s filters are clogged, the system has to work harder to heat or cool the home, which means more wear and tear. More wear and tear over time means a greater chance of breakdowns and complications. If you want to extend the life of your system, on the other hand, then keeping your system in tip-top shape by changing air filters regularly (and performing other system maintenance) is a must. Keep in mind that not only can failing to change your filters shorten the life of your system, but it could also lead to an HVAC freeze in some cases. Indeed, when air filters get clogged, the buildup can result in a lower internal temperature which leads to freezing on the coils of the unit – something you definitely don’t want to happen.

3. You’ll Breathe Easier

Perhaps the best reason to keep your air filters clean is that clean air filters support good, healthy indoor air quality, which means that you and your family or your employees will breathe easier. Clean air filters catch pet dander, dust, bacteria, and viruses, which in turn mitigates the spread of airborne illnesses and can help to keep allergies and respiratory complications at bay. 

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Changing your HVAC system’s air filters is an easy do-it-yourself task. But if you need help with your air filters or have other HVAC system maintenance or repair needs, our team is more than happy to help. Call us today or send us a message to schedule an appointment.

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