A clogged air filter can cause major damage to your system. However, if you check your air filter’s condition regularly, you ensure the durability of your system, possibly saving yourself repair and replacement costs. One of the leading causes of heating and cooling systems is dirt and neglect, but these can be avoided easily.
Another reason you should change your air filter is ensure cleaner, fresher, healthier air. Having cleaner air is better for everyone in your home, particularly children. It will also be better for those who suffer from allergies or asthma. A clean air filter means you are not constantly circulating dust, pollen, and other small particles in the air. Instead, your system will be able to purify the air, leaving it clean and healthy.
Along with protecting the HVAC system from damage, cleaning out or changing your air filter will save you from operating costs. A dirty air filter uses much more energy than a new, clean air filter, which means a higher electricity bill. By changing your filter and keeping it in good condition, you can save up to 15% on utility costs.
Failing to clean and replace your air filter on a regular basis is failing the environment. A clogged air filter means a harder working HVAC system, which means a lot of carbon monoxide and other greenhouse gasses are being released. This doesn’t mean you need to run your home in an eco-friendly manner or give up comfort. Something as easy as changing an air filter regularly can go a long way in making a difference.
Changing your HVAC system’s air filter is important in every way. Health-wise, economically and environmentally, it all makes a difference. Every filter differs, but you should try to change it each month. At the absolute maximum, you should be changing it every three months. This will keep your home in excellent condition.