We would like to help you understand how important it is to regularly change the air filters in your HVAC system, how it could add years to your unit, and how it can even help you save some cash in the process.
When your filter becomes dirty and clogged it doesn’t fully cleanse the air circulating through your system, and in turn you are breathing in a lot of dust and allergens. For those of us like myself, who have pets in the family, you could have pet hair circulating through the system as well. None of this is good for us to be breathing in regularly, and could be especially hard on those with allergies or asthma. When you change your air filters regularly, the air instead becomes cleaner and fresher and makes for a healthier home.
Utility bills, we all have them. If you have a clogged air filter it will make your system work harder and it can not function at its fullest. In turn it will use more energy to maintain itself. This can cause higher utility bills. When you have a fresh, clean air filter your system will not need to use as much energy to filter the air and will in turn save you costs on energy bills.
Also, if you do not maintain a clean air filter, it can be detrimental to your HVAC system. Dirt can cause your system to quit functioning properly and shorten the life span. You could end up saving thousands in repairs or replacement costs just by simply changing your filters regularly.
There are many different types of air filters, but as you can see it is important to service them often. An ideal maintenance schedule would be generally every 1-3 months, with monthly being the most beneficial for your system.