replacing air filters

5 Reasons Replacing Air Filters in Your Home Regularly is Important

There are several things a homeowner can do to maintain their HVAC system between routine checkups. Replacing air filters is one of the easiest. The filters are inexpensive and it takes less than a minute to change the main filter.

In most homes, there is only one air filter. If you have a larger home with more than one unit, there will be a filter for each. The air filters are located behind a grate located near the air handler.

The grate is easily recognizable and not difficult to remove. It is recommended that filters are changed every 90-days. Most home improvement stores sell multipacks in standard sizes.

Are your filters full of dust and dirt? Keep reading for five reasons replacing air filters in your home is important.

1. Air Quality is the Main Reason for Replacing Air Filters

The purpose of air filters is to help boost the home's air quality. It traps the particles that are invisible to the naked eye. If we could see what is floating around in our homes we would be shocked.

Dirt, dust, and pollen to name a few. If you smoke or have pets that is another layer.

Air filters are usually white. If you look at yours and it is dark gray or black, it hasn't been changed in quite some time.

2. Prevent Health Risks

The air quality of your home plays a part in your health. If you're not changing the air filters in the house you're increasing the risk of your household getting sick.

Your family will be more susceptible to colds. Allergy season can be unbearable if you have indoor allergens.

3. Cost Saving

When you properly maintain your HVAC system it will last longer and run more efficiently. A unit that is not running properly will require more power to operate. The additional energy required to keep the unit going will cause a spike in your utility bill.

4. Energy Savings

Timely home air filter replacement can help lower your utility bill. The operation of your HVAC system is impacted by how it is maintained. When filters are replaced every 90-days or sooner, based on your unit's usage, it causes a chain reaction.

There are fewer emissions when filters are clean and free of debris. The filter prevents dirt, dust, and pet hair from traveling into the air ducts and back into the home reducing its air quality.

5. HVAC Preventive Maintenance

Although replacing air filters is part of your HVAC preventive maintenance, it is not the only thing you can do to take care of your system. Check-out the owner's manual for additional tips.

Change Your Filters Today

Now that you know the importance of replacing air filters on a regular schedule, it's time to check and see if they need to be replaced today. If it's been more than a year since you had your HVAC inspected, it's time to call in a technician.

We are here to provide full-service maintenance and repair. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.