5 Reasons to Change HVAC Filters More Often

As you may be aware, your home’s cooling and heating system comes equipped with air filters that require regular changing. These air filters protect your system’s hardware from dirt and debris, filter allergens, and ensure air quality. Here, we’ve provided five reasons to change your heating and cooling system’s air filters consistently.

5 Reasons to Change Your HVAC Filters More Often

1. Prevent costly harm to your HVAC equipment

If dirt and debris make their way into your cooling and heating system, a layer of grime can build, contributing to further strain on your system and its parts. The added stress and strain wear out parts faster and lead to damage and inefficiency.

2. Save money on electricity

A clean and efficient system does help save on electricity costs, as the system simply doesn’t require the additional energy to cool or heat your home.  If a system struggles to perform, it runs longer until it reaches the set temperature on your thermostat. This demands an increase in electricity consumption as prolonged use is required.

3. Extend the life of your system

The life-span and efficiency of your home’s heating and cooling systems depend on the condition in which it has been operating. Routinely changing your air filters will ensure optimum working conditions and prolonged efficiency.

4. Decrease dust in your home

Here’s an incidental advantage of changing your systems air filters all the more frequently: less cleaning!  That’s simply because the air circulating in your home is cleaner. Without regularly changing air filters, dirt and dust particles may be allowed to pass through the system, only to circulate back into your home or space.

With clean filters doing the trick, you have less residue gathering on the surfaces around your home.

5. Reduce allergens

It’s important to know that commonplace paper HVAC filters do not trap pet dander, dust, or microscopic organisms. However, switching your heating and cooling system to HEPA filters can significantly improve your home’s indoor air quality. These filters can trap and filter these particles from your home’s air, providing you and your family with cleaner, healthier air.

How Frequently Should You Change Your Air Filters?

We recommend monthly. However, that varies based on your home’s HVAC system and your health condition. Some may need to change filters more frequently because of noticeable levels of contaminants in their home.

Your smartest choice is to check with an HVAC expert, who can also change your filters, as well as perform regular tuneups and maintenance throughout the year. Call Carney and Son today if you have any questions about your home’s HVAC system, or need to schedule maintenance.