Suppose there was a way to improve energy efficiency in your home, prolong the lifespan of your heating and air conditioning, reduce allergy symptoms, and improve health with only a tiny bit of simple maintenance? The good news is that there is, and you can do it simply. The air filter for your forced air HVAC unit is simple to replace and does all of these things. While the benefits are not necessarily staggering (you won’t be doubling lifespans here), minor improvements for a minor cost is going to save you money in the long run.
Your home’s air filter is installed at the intake of the system, before air enters the furnace. A clean filter allows air to pass through smoothly, without needing the blower fan to work harder to draw air in through a clogged filter. By replacing your air filter regularly (every 3-6 months) you reduce strain on key HVAC components and prolong the lifespan of the unit while decreasing overall operating costs. Additionally, by blocking dust and contaminants at the point of entry, a clean air filter keeps your air ducts from filling with dust, reducing energy-losses as air is circulated throughout your home.
When it comes to home health, a clean air filter also protects you and your family. Many allergens such as pet dander, dust, and pollen are circulated by air conditioners with clogged or low-quality filters. When a filter hasn’t been changed, it fills with dust and debris. As the internal fan works harder to bring in fresh air, it pulls dust and dirt along with it. These contaminants get recirculated into the air where they negatively impact your family’s health. A clean filter will trap most allergen-inducing pollen, dust, and pet dander for a clean smelling, healthy home.
While there are many ways to keep your home clean and fresh (regular dusting is a good way to start) sometimes the weather outside is not the best for keeping windows open to air out your home (avoid days with high pollen counts). For days like this, rely on your air filter to keep the air clean.
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