Hey, you! Yeah, you! Don’t you love a well-working HVAC system and clean air in your home? If you answered “yes,” then we have a great post that you’ll definitely want to pay attention to. Did you know that changing your HVAC system filters is an important part of maintaining the life and efficiency of your unit? That’s right - and we’re about to tell you why.
HVAC System Filters in Your Home
There are many reasons why you should be sure to keep up with air filter changes in your home.
For one, it’s easy to do. Changing your HVAC air filters take a matter of seconds and makes a huge difference. That’s because your HVAC system filters are designed to protect your HVAC system from airborne dust, dirt, and other debris. When your air filters are replaced multiple times a year, it helps prevent dust and dirt from building up. The reason why you want to prevent this from happening is because, when your filters get caked with debris, it reduces air flow and could eventually end up causing your system to fail entirely.
Also, dirty HVAC system filters can end up becoming damp and growing mold over time. Since your heating and air gets circulated through your home, that means that any mold or mildew will also get dispersed throughout the rooms in your house as well. Unfortunately, that causes issues for those with allergies and can also cause those living in your home to become sick. And that’s never fun to deal with.
But how often should you change your HVAC air filters, you ask? That’s a great question! Those who have multiple people living in their home and also those who are pet owners should change their air filter once every 30 days, since pet hair, human hair, and dust particles from skin will easily get sucked up into your air filter, causing your unit to have to work harder - which means higher electric bills.
Other people who should consider changing their filters every 30 days include those who smoke indoors; those with bad allergies; those with an indoor fireplace; and those who use their heating and cooling system for six months or more out of the year.
If you don’t fall under any of those categories, then you may be able to get away with changing your HVAC system filters less than every 30 days, but you’ll want to be sure to keep an eye to watch out for any dampness, mold, or mildew buildup.
Of course, the friendly folks here at Schnelle Heating & Air are here for all of your HVAC needs. Whether you need help with your HVAC system filters, emergency service, preventative maintenance, or a new system installation, we’re here for you! Feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to help.