An important part of maintaining your HVAC system includes changing air filters to keep your indoor air clean. Most Valley of the Sun heating and cooling professionals recommend a twice-yearly check-up of HVAC systems to keep them running efficiently, reducing energy costs, and extending the lifespan of these units. Changing out air filters can lower monthly utility costs by up to 15% in the Valley of the Sun. Let’s take a look at some of the best reasons to check and change out your air filters.
Importance of Air Filters
Your first line of defense against dust, debris, and allergens from entering your home is your HVAC system’s air filtration. An HVAC system works by bringing air into your house by way of the heating or cooling system. It’s important that this air getting heated or cooled is clean, and the air filter is what keeps the air clean indoors. A clean air filter reduces contaminants such as dust, debris, mold spores, pet dander, bacteria, and other household allergens.
Reasons to Change Air Filters
When air passes through the filter, microscopic particles of dust and debris get trapped by it. These particles eventually become so widespread that it’s difficult for air to pass through. When the air filter becomes clogged, many issues can occur impacting your HVAC system and energy costs. Also, when your HVAC system works harder, it releases even more carbon monoxide and greenhouse gases into your home’s environment. Changing out your air filter takes less than five minutes and is one of the easiest and most inexpensive things you can do to keep your system running smoothly all year long.
When to Change Air Filters
The EPA recommends changing out air filters at least every three months. Your family may benefit from changing out air filters more often for these reasons:
- Family members with allergies, asthma, or other respiratory issues
- Young children at home
- Smokers in the home
- Long-haired cats or dogs
- Elderly family members
In these situations, you may want to consider changing out your air filter monthly. Replacing your air filter at the same time each month, when you pay the utility bill, helps develop a regular habit to maintain clean indoor air.
Call Cool Blew
Cool Blew professionals are your local experts in understanding HVAC air filters. Call us today at 623-872-2900 to schedule your maintenance visit and check your air filters. Our technicians will be happy to answer any of your HVAC system concerns 24/7/365. Our customers are our number one priority.