Changing your air filter regularly will keep the air in your home cleaner and healthier and will also prolong the useful life of your furnace.
Although it is perhaps the easiest way to improve your home’s comfort, regular air filter maintenance is often times overlooked. It might surprise you to learn how much of an impact these filters have on your home’s heating and cooling systems.
Regular Air Filter Maintenance Will Improve:
- Home Comfort
- Indoor Air Quality
- Energy Costs
Following a strict filter maintenance schedule protects the air that you and your family members breathe as well as the heating and cooling equipment in your home. Maintaining proper airflow is an extremely important part of keeping your HVAC system working efficiently. Dirty filters restrict airflow, resulting in not only higher energy costs, but higher repair costs as well.
Compare the cost of a new furnace filter with a new furnace!
An HVAC system that is allowed to run with a dirty air filter can not only negatively affect the quality of the air that you breathe, but can also slow down the efficiency of your overall HVAC system. This is because the system must work twice as hard to perform the same job. Ultimately, this results in higher energy costs. The filter also helps to keep the interior of your equipment clean.
A dirty air filter will eventually damage your equipment or cause it to shut down completely.Your HVAC system’s filter should be checked at least every thirty days for excessive build-up of dirt and debris. Keep in mind that the more efficient the filter, or the dirtier the air in your home, the faster the filter will need to be replaced. If after thirty days the air filter appears to be overloaded, then you will need to check the filter more frequently. When you notice that the air filter is dirty you should never put off replacing or cleaning it. It’s always a good idea to keep some spare filters conveniently on hand for when you need them.
Selecting the right air filter…
When changing the air filter in your HVAC system it is extremely important to take some time to find the right filter for your individual needs. Take down the age, capacity and brand of your HVAC system as well as the square footage of your living space. Contact an HVAC specialist to ask about the best filters for your needs. Be sure to mention any special concerns such as asthma, allergies, tobacco smoke or mold.
Please contact Blanton’s Air for more information.