As A Homeowner, You’re Likely To Know That Changing Air Filters Regularly Is Important, But Do You Know Why You Should Do It?

As A Homeowner, You're Likely To Know That Changing Air Filters Regularly Is Important, But Do You Know Why You Should Do It?You may have heard it said: As a homeowner, you should regularly check and replace the air filters in your heating and cooling equipment. But do you know why?

There are a number of very good reasons, including:

  • Clean filters help keep your equipment running. Dirty filters contribute to HVAC systems’ early demise. Dirty filters obstruct good airflow in your heating and cooling equipment; over time, this can lead to overheating and failure.
  • Clean filters reduce energy consumption. Because dirty filters force parts of your HVAC system to overwork to compensate for improper airflow, they lead to additional energy consumption. Clean filters contribute to lower monthly energy bills.
  • Dirty filters can’t protect your equipment. Particle accumulation on the inside of your ducts and on the intricate parts that keep your HVAC system working properly can cause damage and wear.
  • Dirty filters can’t trap pollutants in the air you breathe. Dust, pet dander, pollen, mold spores and other particles are allowed to recirculate throughout your home, potentially aggravating asthma or allergies or contributing to other health problems.

As a general rule, you should check your air filters monthly for buildup of dust or debris. Change them when they’re dirty, at least every three months.

Contact Paitson Bros. Heating & Air Conditioning for assistance in choosing filters or for more information. Our professional staff will be happy to answer questions.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about air filters and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

Paitson Bros. Heating and Air Conditioning services Terre Haute, Indiana. Visit our website to see our special offers and get started today!      

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