There are multiple items a homeowner can do to maintain their HVAC system in-between their routine checkups. Replacing your air filter is one of the easiest, and is very important for many reasons. For the most part, filters are relatively inexpensive and take only a couple of minutes to change.
For the majority of homes, you will only have one filter. If you have a bigger home with more than one unit, you will need to replace the filters for both units. We recommend to change your filter every 60-90 days. This can fluctuate depending on the type of filter and if you have allergies or pets. You can order filters from our website on subscription so they automatically get delivered every 60-90 days or you can purchase them in bulk. We recommend the subscription service as it acts as a physical reminder for you to change your filter regularly.
1. Improve your Indoor Air Quality
The goal of these filters is to boost your home’s air quality. It traps invisible particles that are polluting the air in our home. Some of these pollutants include dust, dirt, pollen, and pet dander to name a few. By trapping these pollutants, you are also improving your health as your IAQ is a big part in this. Allergy season can be unbearable if you are allergy prone. By changing your filter, you’re one step closer to reducing those allergens in the air and preventing health risks.
If your air filter is dark brown or black, its definitely time to change your filter and it’s important to note that it needs to be changed more often. A dirty filter is doing more harm than good in your system.
2. Prevent costly Breakdowns
When your HVAC filters are dirty, they are not allowing proper airflow in your system. With unrestricted airflow, your HVAC system cant function as it normally should. This causes many issues in your system that can lead to costly breakdowns. And, it can cause your system to work harder than it needs to.
This simple task can save you money and keep your system running properly for many years to come.
3. Energy and cost savings
When you properly maintain your HVAC system it will run more efficiently and last longer. An HVAC unit that is not running properly requires more power to operate and run more frequently. This additional energy needed to keep the unit going will cause an increase in your energy bill.
Timely air filter replacement can help lower your utility bill. The operation of your system is impacted by how it’s maintained. When a filter is replaced approximately every 60-90 days, it causes a positive chain reaction.
There are fewer emissions when filters are clean and free of debris. A clean filter prevents dust, debris, and pet hair from traveling in the air ducts and spread throughout your home.
Order HVAC Filters Today
Now that you know the importance and benefits of replacing your filters on a regular schedule, it’s time to check your filter and see if it needs to be replaced.
If you often forget to change your filter regularly, you can order your filters on subscription by shopping on our website here. All our filters come as a comparable cost to Amazon and shop for free! This automatic filter delivery schedule will be a great reminder for you to change your filter on a regular basis. Give us a call today at 712-252-3007 if you need help figuring out which filter size to order or if have any questions on this service. We look forward to serving you, Siouxland!