There are several reasons why it is very important to make sure you change your air filters on time. The filters in your home are constantly working to remove dust and debris, and things like mold spores and pollution, from the air in your home. Filters are designed to prevent these particles from being re-distributed into the air in your home through your HVAC system supply vents. Clean filters ensure that your home has superior air quality, and that you have comfort as well as peace of mind.
An air filter that has heavy accumulation of debris will not work efficiently, and this accumulation puts an additional work load on the entire system which means a higher monthly energy bill for you, not to mention the fact that this additional strain will greatly reduce the longevity of your entire HVAC system. When you make sure you change your air filters on time, this is money in your pocket, and in today’s economy saving money is more important than ever.
Many manufacturers direct customers to change their filters every 30 to 60 days. This does give a good generalized idea of when to change them, but there are other factors that need to be accounted for when deciding how often to change your filters. If your home is occupied by five cats, a dog, and four kids, it would be a good idea to stick much closer to the change every 30 days mark. Vacation homes may only need the filters changed once a year.
Probably the biggest challenge for most homeowners is remembering to change the filters at all. It might help to mark your calendar, or change the filters every time you get your energy bill, keeping in mind the money you are saving by changing them.
When dealing with all aspects of HVAC systems preventative maintenance is always your best bet. Not only does preventative maintenance provide you with energy savings, and much better air quality, it will provide you with peace of mind knowing that you can rest assured that your system is in optimal working condition.
Home Comfort services the Mishawaka/South Bend areas of Indiana.