Every HVAC unit has a filter that keeps dirt, dust, and debris from infesting your home as the unit blows air out to heat up or cool down your home. Changing this filter is very simple to do and can save you money and energy down the road. It is generally recommended that it’s changed every 3-4 months. You can easily change your filter yourself in just a few minutes.
Better Air Quality
Dust and debris can get cause in your filter (that’s what it’s for!) and lessen your air quality. Ensuring the best air quality possible is of particular importance if anyone in your home suffers from allergies, asthma, or any other respiratory issues. Your filter may need to be changed more often if you have pets in your household. Have better air and better health by changing out your filters.
Extending the Life of Your HVAC
An old and dirty filter is the most common reason for a broken HVAC unit. As your filter fills with dirt and debris, air cannot pass through, the motor has to work harder, and the system overheats. This can lead to needed repairs or even an entirely new system. You can avoid costly repairs by regularly changing your filter and keeping your HVAC from disintegrating.
When an air filter is clogged, and an HVAC is required to work hard to push through air, leading to more energy being used. The more energy used to heat and air condition your home, the higher your energy bill. The less efficient your HVAC is working, the longer you keep it on and more you work it go cool down or heat up your house.