Furnace and air conditioner filters trap airborne particles and improve the quality of the air in your home. There are many different kinds of air filters with varying levels of efficiency. It’s easy to forget about changing the air filter in your furnace or air conditioner, but it’s important if you want to lock in certain benefits. Here are four good reasons to change your air filter every one to three months:
- Dirty air filters contribute to early system failure. Build-up in the filter restricts airflow and makes the furnace fan or air handler work harder to push air through the system. Over time, the motor may burn out and cause the entire system to fail. Simply by remembering to change the filter, you can extend the life of your furnace or air conditioner by several years.
- Dirty air filters result in more expensive HVAC equipment operation. A hard-working furnace or air conditioner is costlier to operate than one working at normal capacity. If you want to reduce your energy bills immediately, change the filter within 90 days of installing it.
- Dirty air filters contribute to poor air quality. The entire purpose of an air filter is to capture particles that circulate through the system. When the air filter becomes packed with debris, it can no longer trap particles as effectively. This leaves your air dustier and dirtier, which can contribute to worsened allergies and asthma attacks.
- Dirty air filters increase the amount of pollution your home generates. Because a clogged filter makes your heating and cooling equipment work harder, it will consume more energy. An inexpensive filter change is a great way to do your part to help the environment.
Changing the air filter is only one part of important HVAC maintenance. For a system that works in top condition for many seasons to come, you should also schedule annual tune-ups. This ensures that problems are addressed early and that your system will operate at top performance year round. For more information, please contact Climate Control Company. We serve residents of Western Colorado.
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Climate Control Company services Aspen, Vail and the surrounding Western slope communities in Colorado.