Save Money and Energy: Change Your Furnace Filter

According to Energy Star, air filters should be changed every month in order to maintain high energy efficiency. At the most, homeowners should wait no longer than three months to change their filter.
Getting in the habit of regularly replacing your filter can also help you avoid costly repairs and maintain the air quality of your home.

Avoiding A Clogged Furnace Filter

You may not think that the air filter of your HVAC system could possibly become clogged so quickly. However, it is important to remember that your unit is constantly filtering out harmful allergens and dust particles from the air in your home. In fact, if it has been longer than 3 months since you checked your furnace filter, it is most likely clogged.

Before and After a furnace filter change.

Cut Down On Energy Costs

When your air filter is dirty, it becomes much harder for your HVAC system to function properly. In order to continue to heating and cooling your home correctly, it needs to work much harder – this leads to increased energy bills.

Typically, a regularly changed furnace filter can reduce energy costs annually by 5 to 15 percent.


Lengthen The Life of Your HVAC System

Clogged filters are one of the leading causes of furnace repairs. As the filter becomes more and more dirty, the risk of the HVAC unit overheating grows. In this case, the HVAC motor typically requires a complete replacement.

Sometimes, a clogged air filter can even lead to a total replacement of the HVAC system. To avoid this, extend the life of your unit by regularly changing the air filter.

Improve and Maintain Indoor Air Quality

One of the main reasons that homeowners invest in HVAC systems is to improve the indoor air quality of their home. However, indoor air quality needs to be properly maintained by changing the furnace filter when needed, especially when you have family members who suffer from asthma or allergies.

Air filters that become clogged can quickly accumulate pet dander, and spread it throughout the house – worsening allergy symptoms. By checking the air filter each month, you can reduce allergens and maintain healthy indoor air quality.

In addition to the monthly replacement of your furnace filter, it is also important to receive regular inspections and maintenance for your HVAC system.

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