Time To Change Your Air Filters
So you’ve heard it time and time again. Change your filters every month. Well that’s all fine and dandy, but you want to know why, and you won’t take “because we said so” as an answer. Well then allow me to give you six rather important reasons to do so before you need a AC repair.
First off, changing your filters will greatly extend the life of your air conditioning system. That’s a real win for everyone, your family gets to have clean air and you don’t have to buy a new unit. Running your system with a dirty filter severely restricts air flow through the system. This in turn places a great deal of stress on your fan motor. This could cause the motor to burn out and fail.
Secondly, you will reduce the amount of energy you use each month. When a dirty filter restricts the air flow into your house, your system has to work harder to cool your house down, and that uses more energy.
Third, the quality of the air in your home will improve. That’s kind of the whole point behind filters, isn’t it? To trap the dirt and dust and allergen particles that would be less than pleasant to be breathing in. But if your filter is dirty, it cannot trap particles as effectively as it should. These particles will begin to slip through the cracks and enter into your home. Replacing your filter will greatly reduce the amount of particles slipping through, which could help decrease the amount of asthma or allergy attacks.
Next, it will keep your ductwork cleaner for a longer time. When the filter is dirty, the ductwork starts to get dirty. When the duct work gets dirty, you have to have it cleaned. If you change the filter monthly, the ductwork will stay cleaner longer, and you won’t have to pay someone to come clean your ducts.
Additionally, you’ll lower your energy bills. We all like saving money, right? So why not take this simple step to save as much as you can. With a clean filter, your system will have an easier time doing its job, and will not use as much energy.
Finally, your carbon footprint will shrink. With a fresh, clean filter, your system uses less energy. This in turn shrinks your carbon footprint.
So there you have it. Six solid reasons to change your filters monthly, and not one of them was “because we said so”. So do yourselves and your loved ones a favor and change those filters. It will save you money, make your home healthier for those who suffer from asthma or allergies, and will help conserve the environment