There are many benefits to cleaning your air filters regularly and here are just a few:
- Save on costs. A dirty air filter is a lot more expensive to operate because it consumes a lot more energy resulting in a higher electricity bill. A clean air filter that is in proper working condition will save you a significant amount of money when it comes to utility costs.
- Help protect the environment. Clogged air filters will result in the release of carbon dioxide as well as other greenhouse gases in large amounts and the simple act of changing your air filters regularly will help make a positive difference when it comes to our environment.
- Extend the longevity of your HVAC system. Clogged air filters will damage your HVAC system, which you can easily prevent through clean filters. Neglect is the leading cause of heating and cooling system malfunctions and regular maintenance will help extend your systems lifespan and ensure it does not experience failures.
- Access to clean and healthy air. Changing your filter regularly will result in fresher and cleaner air that is far more beneficial and creates a comfortable environment for every member of your family, especially if they suffer from asthma or allergies.
When you ignore your air filters and allow them to get clogged and dirty, you will have to face the consequences, which include stagnant air, failed air conditioner and higher energy bills. You also run the risk of having very poor indoor air quality, uneven cooling and wear and tear. All of these can be avoided by regularly changing your air filters, which is a very easy thing to do that will save you from a number of headaches. Check the status of your filters on a regular basis to determine when they need to be changed and you’ll instantly notice that your air conditioner and heating system are working a lot more effectively.
Check their status even more during the spring and winter seasons and, after a certain period of time, you will be able to establish a routine as you’ll be familiar with how often your filter needs to be changed. High-efficiency filters will last longer, so they don’t have to be replaced as often while the standard low-efficiency filters have to be replaced far more often after very little use. The type of air filter you have, whether or not you have pets, the number of people living in the home and the quality of your indoor air are all factors that can affect the need to change your air filter. The amount of construction and level of air pollution around your home and surrounding areas can also affect how often your filters need to be changed.