If you are like most people, you may have the best of intentions for changing your air filters on a regular basis. However, you may easily overlook this important task and fail to change the filters on the schedule you intended to. If you have allergies and pets, it is recommended that you clean or replace your filter on a monthly basis. At the very least, check to see if it’s dirty and if so, then change it.
Air filters serve a number of vital functions for you, so there are good reasons why you should make an effort to remember to change the filters regularly. With a closer look at what these reasons are, you may consider setting yourself reminders so that you don’t forget.
Improved Indoor Air Quality
One of the top reasons to change your air filters regularly is to improve indoor air quality in your home. The air that circulates through your HVAC system may contain everything from dust and dirt to bacteria, pet dander and other debris. This can cause increased allergic symptoms, bad odors in the home and more. When you change your air filters regularly, more of these particulates can be trapped and removed from the air. On the other hand, when your air filters are dirty, it can actually cause the indoor air quality to become dirty because the forced air is blowing through a dirty filter. (Yuck.)
Enhanced Care of Your HVAC Unit
Your HVAC system forces air through the air ducts and air filters so that it can circulate in your home. When the air filter is dirty, the HVAC unit must work harder to blow the air through the filter. This creates unnecessary strain on the system, causing it to use more energy. This can inflate energy bills without cause. In addition, because the system is working harder, there is additional wear and tear on the components. This can increase repair bills and decrease longevity over time.
It can be difficult to remember when to clean the air filters, so schedule a reminder on your phone or mark the date on your calendar. This will ensure that the air filters are replaced on a regular schedule for superior results.
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