While the majority of HVAC maintenance should be performed by qualified professionals, here’s something that every homeowner can do: regularly change the air filter. Unfortunately, many homeowners do not perform this simple and relatively easy task. That’s why Climate Control Company’s trained technicians like for us to explain the importance of keeping your air filter cleaned and changed.
When air circulates through your home, it flows through the cold-air return duct and through the system’s air filter before entering the furnace to be re-heated. As this happens, the filter removes dust and other particles collected in the air through its travels. One of the biggest benefits to filtration is your family’s health. A dirty, improper or inefficient filter can contribute to poor air quality in your home. This can trigger many unhealthy side effects, such as:
- Respiratory symptoms
- Sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Fatigue & depression
If your family is suffering from these symptoms, it may be a result of dirt, mold, pet dander, bacteria or other contaminants which have not been filtered from your system. High carbon monoxide levels can also cause health issues and could indicate a damaged system. Clogged air filters cause damage to your system, leading to costly repairs or shortening your system’s lifespan. Saving on utility bills is also a good reason to clean or change a dirty air filter.
After cleaning or changing your air filter remember that it is just one part of a regular maintenance schedule. Regular check-ups and tune-ups are essential and other maintenance may include air duct cleaning/sealing or installation of air purifiers and carbon monoxide detectors. For more information about maintenance options, Call Climate Control today. We are equipped to provide the best diagnostic assessment and recommendations for your home. We have your solutions priced right—backed with a written guarantee.