All heating and cooling equipment should have an air filter installed to capture airborne pollutants as air circulates through the system to be heated or cooled. Five primary benefits await you if you diligently change your filter every 30 to 90 days.
- Longer-lasting system: A clean air filter allows air to flow at the ideal rate through the system. When airflow is obstructed by a clogged filter, the equipment must work harder to push air through. This can strain the air handler, burn out the motor and ultimately lead to overheating and system failure. The simple act of changing the filter on a regular basis could extend the life your heating and cooling system by several years.
- Lower energy consumption: Components that work harder consume more energy in the process. Keep your home’s energy consumption down by changing the air filter regularly.
- Improved air quality: A clogged filter can no longer trap airborne allergens. This can have a negative impact on any family members who suffer from allergies or asthma. A clean air filter ensures cleaner, healthier indoor air.
- Decreased energy bills: By avoiding the replacement of the air filter, you could actually be causing your energy bills to rise. Make a small investment in a new filter and watch your energy bills drop.
- Reduce your carbon footprint: By reducing the amount of energy your heating and cooling equipment must consume to keep your home comfortable, you lower your carbon footprint and have a positive effect on the environment.
Changing your air filter is easy. If you don’t know where the air filter is, or how to replace it with a new one, ask one of our contractors to give you a demonstration when they conduct yearly preventative maintenance. Then, you’ll be able to change the filter on your own when the time comes. Contact us at Team Bob’s Heating Cooling Plumbing today. We proudly serve residents of Grand Traverse County.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about air filters and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.