Everyone knows that they need to change the air filter in their home’s HVAC unit at regular intervals. The reason for that necessity is arguably the most common misconception circulating about air filters.
We mentioned in an earlier post that most people are under the impression air filters need to be changed in order to help purify the air you breathe. However, this isn’t totally the case. So, we compiled what we believe are the three most important reasons to change your air filter.
#1 | Prevent damage to your HVAC.
More often than not, air conditioning units break down because they’re dirty. As they circulate the air in a home, the system develops a buildup of dirt, dust mites, hair, carpet fibers and more. This causes the entire system to overheat and the motor to eventually break down. The end result is the costly repair or replacement of your HVAC unit. Regularly replacing your air filters prevents this from happening sooner than necessary.
#2 | Maintain low energy costs.
Keeping the air filters in your home fresh makes it so your HVAC can work at optimum efficiency. In fact, doing so can save you as much as 15 percent on your heating and cooling costs. Alternatively, if you leave your filters dirty and clogged, you are likely to experience a significant increase in your energy costs because your HVAC has to work so much harder to get hair through the vents.
#3 | Maintain good air quality.
While this is not the actual purpose of maintaining clean air filters, it is an added bonus. If dirt and allergens aren’t flowing into the HVAC unit because they’re being filtered for the system’s protection, they aren’t being pumped back out into your home. You’re most likely to notice the difference in air quality if you have moderate to severe allergies.
Now that you know just how important it is to change the air filters in your home, its time to get your HVAC inspected to ensure you’re fitting your unit with the right filters every time. Just call 702.227.5622 today.