Why It’s Important to Change Your Air Filter

Changing the air filter in our HVAC system is very easy to do, but do you remember to regularly change it? This simple task is crucial for controlling the air quality in your home to help combat allergens, pollutants and bacteria from settling in your ductwork – and from recirculating into your home. Properly maintained equipment also extends the life of your HVAC investment, preventing future repair costs. Your air filter should be checked and changed regularly if your home has a lot of foot traffic, or if you have pets.

How a Dirty Filter Effects Your HVAC System:

  • Increase in Repair Costs & Reduces the Life of Your Equipment– If dust particles are unfiltered or begin to clog up on your old filter, this can cause damage as unwanted particles are collected, causing your system to become inoperable.
  • Harmful for Your Health– Improper circulation keeps all the bad allergens, pollutants and bacteria in your home instead of filtering it. This can cause you to become prone to having allergies or getting sick.
  • Manifests Growth of Mold and Mildew– If your HVAC system is lacking proper airflow and the unfiltered particles encounter water condensation, this can result in the growth of mold and mildew.
  • Increase in Energy Bills– Clogged filters doesn’t allow air to properly flow out, causing your HVAC system to work harder and longer, increasing the use of energy in your home.

How We can Help:  Call us today to schedule your system maintenance!  614-321-4447