There are multiple benefits to maintaining your heating and cooling system. One of the simplest, quickest, and least expensive things you can do is change your furnace air filters. Here’s why this is important.
- Healthier/Better Air Quality – A furnace air filter captures dirt, dust, pollen, mold spores, and animal fur. By keeping all this dirt out of the air in your home, the overall air quality is much healthier and cleaner- especially for anyone in your home that has allergies or asthma. Once the dirt builds up on the air filter, it’s necessary to change out the used one for a new one so that it can continue to filter the dirt and you can breathe better air.
- Energy Efficiency – A clogged/dirty air filter makes for an inefficient system. It makes your system work harder to move the air through your home. This leads to increased energy usage which leads to increases in your energy bill. Replacing your air filter means the motor in your system does not have to run as hard so it saves energy use and cost.
- Increase Lifespan Of Your Heating/Cooling System – A clean system lasts longer. Since the air filter removes all kinds of dirt and debris, it keeps the system clean. But if the air filter is clogged, then your system has to work harder and could possibly overheat leading to costly professional repair. Keeping the system clean and running more efficiently will help your system have a much longer lifespan.
It’s recommended to change your air filter every other month – could be more or less depending on usage, if you have pets, size of your home, etc.