Why Changing Your Home’s HVAC Air Filter Is Important

Replacing your heater and air conditioner’s air filter at least every few months will help you and your family members keep your Aiken, South Carolina, home comfortable. It can also extend your HVAC system’s lifespan. By changing your air filter often, you can enjoy energy savings, better indoor air quality, and lower maintenance and repair costs.

Energy Savings

A dirty filter restricts your HVAC system’s airflow, forcing it to work harder and stay on longer to heat and cool your home. This increases your utility bills, and it can make preventing drafts or warm areas in places far away from your indoor air handler difficult. Fortunately, filters are inexpensive, and you can find several different options at any hardware or home improvement store.

Better Indoor Air Quality

Your filter catches contaminants such as pollen, pet dander, dust, and smoke particles. It can prevent bad smells, allergy or asthma symptoms, rashes, eye irritation, sore throats, fatigue, and other issues. However, a dirty filter will spread pollutants instead of capturing them. If your family members tend to feel better when they’re away from home, a dirty filter could be causing health problems. You should remember to change the air filters for humidifiers and air purifiers, along with the filter for your HVAC system.

Lower Maintenance and Repair Costs

A clogged air filter increases wear for your HVAC system, shortening its life and making inconvenient, uncomfortable breakdowns more likely. It can also increase levels of pollutants and debris in your ductwork. Changing your air filter regularly will help you avoid costly problems. To keep your system running properly, have it checked by an expert at least once per year.

Plunkett Heating & Air has been providing HVAC and indoor air quality services since 1958. We can recommend the best air filter for your home. For quality service, call us anytime at 706-426-0779.

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