Like any piece of equipment, your furnace or air conditioner needs regular maintenance to keep it running efficiently. One of the simplest yet most effective things you can do is to make sure the air filter gets changed regularly. A dirty filter can have a number of negative consequences for you and your wallet…
- A Dirty Filter Will Increase Your Electric Bill – the dirtier the filter, the more your system will work, causing it to consume more energy
- A Dirty Air Filter Will Shorten the Life Span of Your Equipment – it restricts the air flow and causes the unit to work that much harder
- A Dirty Air Filter Will Affect Your Health – the presence of pollen, pet dander and allergens will increase and could cause health problems for you and your family
- A Dirty Filter Will Increase Cleaning Costs – dust will accumulate in your air ducts and increase the frequency of needing to have them cleaned
Disposable filters need to be changed every 1 to 3 months depending on the season, quality of filter purchased, and whether you have pets. Or, if you opt for washable filters, they will need to be cleaned every 2 weeks and changed every 3 to 6 months. Making this a priority for your home will make life easier in the long run – and save you money! For more tips and useful information on your filters, visit Air Filters Delivered!