Dirty and clogged air filters can not only waste money on energy costs, but they can damage your heating and cooling system as well.
Replacing filters every 2-3 months can help extend the life expectancy of your system. When changing your filters, be sure to write the date on the new filter before installing it. This is a small task to help ensure that you are indeed changing your filters on a routine basis. Check out these important reasons to change your air filters:
- A dirty filter restricts the air flow into your HVAC system’s air handler, placing additional strain on the air handler fan motor. Over time, it could burn out your motor and cause your system to overheat.
- A dirty air filter makes your fan motor work harder and consume more energy. One of the easiest and quickest ways to help reduce your energy bill is to replace your air filter.
- A dirty air filter makes your heating and air-conditioning systems and your ducts get dirty faster. This can lead to costly HVAC cleaning expenses or a need to repair or replace your HVAC unit sooner than expected.
The dirt and particles that would normally be trapped by the air filter can cause the system to work harder and be more prone to freezing over or burning out.
Air filters are an important part of your heating and cooling system. Typically, your HVAC system is one of your most expensive investments in your home and a repair could prove costly. Air filters are a small price to pay to help ensure value with your HVAC investment.