Your HVAC system’s air filter is something you should change on a monthly basis, but too many homeowners overlook this simple and relatively inexpensive task. By remembering to change the air filter regularly, you’re giving your home plenty of helpful benefits that could not only save you money but also improve overall comfort and even your health.
Better Performance and Greater Longevity
When it comes to your home’s HVAC system, it’s all about airflow. A clogged air filter cuts off that airflow, which causes the unit to work harder to pull in the air it needs. An HVAC system that’s continuously overworked breaks down sooner, leading to more repair costs and potential replacement sooner than expected.
When you change the air filter, your home’s HVAC system breathes easier. It also remains capable of delivering reliable service longer, since there’s less stress on HVAC components.
Improved Indoor Air Quality
A clean air filter removes a wide assortment of airborne pollutants from your home’s indoor air. This includes pollen, pet dander, mold spores, and other pollutants that could trigger symptoms in allergy and asthma sufferers. Some air filters even stop airborne bacteria and viruses in their wake, making the air you breathe cleaner and safer.
Improved Energy Efficiency and Lower Energy Costs
Ignoring a clogged air filter could prove to be an expensive decision. The harder your system works to pull air past that filter, the more electricity it uses. That translates to an expensive energy bill at the end of the month.
By changing the air filter, you can cut those energy costs by as much as 15 percent. It’s amazing how something so small can make a big difference when it comes to your HVAC system’s performance and efficiency.
Contact us at Custom Air & Plumbing to learn more about how to change the air filter in your heating and cooling system, or for any other home comfort concerns.
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