Clean filters are imperative for the health of your entire HVAC system. Filters are put in place to help your furnace run at top efficiency, which in turn, offers many benefits to you! Here are a few of those benefits:
It is incredibly common for HVAC systems to entirely break down because of a dirty filter. Ironically, changing a filter is the least expensive preventative maintenance that one can do on their furnace. Dirty filters restrict the airflow, causing the system to overheat and work much harder than it needs to. Think of it like your lungs. If you could only breathe through a straw, the strain will cause your lungs to wear out much faster. Your HVAC system works much the same way. Allow your furnace to “breathe” properly by changing the filter regularly.
It is simple math. When your furnace is worker harder, it is using more energy. When you use more energy, your power bills increase. On top of this, more wear and tear on your HVAC means more repairs over time. Those costs may seem small but they add up. Changing your filter will keep your energy costs lower and your maintenance more predictable. Think of how much money you could save just by keeping an eye on your filter!
Maintain Air Quality
While it isn’t the main job of the air filter to purify the air in your home, it is a fantastic side effect. Allergy and asthma sufferers benefit from regular filter changes that keep dirty air from circulating. Pets increase this risk exponentially, so it’s always important to make sure that their fur and dander isn’t accumulating in your system due to a dirty filter.
So there you have it, three major reasons to change your air filter regularly. It is a small investment with a huge return. If you can’t remember the last time you changed your filter, it’s time to give us a call! We can inspect your HVAC and help set your system up for success!