Energy Star suggests changing your filters monthly. Even if you have a 3 month filter, check it monthly. If it’s dirty, change it. Why? We’re so glad you asked!
4 Reasons Why It’s Important to Change Your Filter
1) It Will Help Your Unit Last Longer- One of the most common reasons for an HVAC system break down is dirty filters. Air cannot pass through the system or the motor has to work harder it can overheat. This will lead to either repairing or replacing your unit.
2) It Keeps Your System Clean-When dirt clogs up the filter, it can pollute the entire system. That means extra repairs, parts and services you weren’t planning on.
3)It Gives You Healthy Air Quality-If anyone in your house has asthma or allergies, this is very important. Dirty air filters can make the symptoms worse. If you have pets, it’s even more important. Pet dander can spread the allergens throughout the whole household.
4) It Will Keep Energy Cost Down-When clogged air filters work harder, more energy is being used. When more energy is being used, your energy bill will unnecessarily rise. You can save 5-15% a year on utility costs when you consistently change your air filter.
So What’s Next?
Go check your filter! If it’s dirty, change it. If it looks like a grey cat, it’s time for maintenance!
Replacing your filter is easy & inexpensive. It’s a great way to save money, improve indoor air quality, extend the life of your system and decrease the amount of energy you use. If you have any questions about filters, please don’t hesitate to give us a call! We’d love to help!