Yes, you do. You can’t afford not to.
Not only does a clogged air filter make your HVAC system work harder, it cannot efficiently clean the impurities from the air you breathe, causing a host of upper respiratory symptoms. Dust and allergens will recirculate throughout your home. It can dangerous for anyone with asthma to live in a home with a clogged filter.
Consider how often you take your beloved car in for an oil change or regular maintenance. You wouldn’t dream of skipping these appointments, which can eat up a big chunk of your day. Yet the simple, 5-10 minute task of changing your air filters often gets overlooked. Set a reminder in your calendar and soon it will become as routine as brushing your teeth.
We recommend you check filters on a monthly basis. They should be changed every 30 days depending on a number of factors, including:
- Number of people in the home
- Number and type of pets
- Anyone living in the home with allergies or asthma
- Climate in your region
- Air pollution levels
- Construction zones near your home
- Smokers in the home
- Type of air filter used
Clogged and dirty filters are responsible for the majority of HVAC equipment failures. Your unit has to work harder and could possibly overheat, causing the system to cycle on and off more frequently during the day as it struggles to properly cool your home. It’s a vicious cycle that leads to skyrocketing cooling bills and could end in disaster…premature HVAC replacement.
This unwanted expense is simple to avoid…check your filters early and often. Again, the golden rule is to change once a month to save on energy costs, purify your air and ultimately extend the life of your unit.
Not sure how often to change your filters? We can help! Call us and we’ll put you on the right track! Call 321-300-1407.
Altman’s Cooling & Heating proudly serves Titusville and New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and the surrounding communities.