Part of being a responsible Spring Hill, Florida, homeowner is regular home maintenance, and that maintenance naturally extends to your home’s HVAC system. Changing an air filter is one of the simplest, most affordable DIY home maintenance tasks. When you change your HVAC filters at least once every three months, you can reduce energy costs, ease operating strain on your HVAC system, and improve indoor air quality.
Reduce Energy Costs
By changing your HVAC system’s air filters, you can keep your ductwork and vents free of debris, allowing your HVAC system to do its job. HVAC filters trap particles flowing through the system. The more particles they catch, the harder the system has to work to keep clean air flowing. A system that doesn’t have to work hard to circulate clean air can be a boost in utility cost savings for you.
Prevent Wear and Tear
When an HVAC system has to work harder that it has to, the system will age quicker. A typical HVAC unit’s lifespan can be anywhere from 10 to 15 years, but when filters become clogged, the system has to work harder to keep up. When your HVAC system constantly works overtime, the system wears down at a faster rate than normal. Simply put, all the extra work impacts its longevity.
You may think you’re saving money by not buying a new air filter every one to three months. However, when your HVAC system needs replacing early in its operating life because of improper maintenance, you’ll likely face an unexpected expense.
Boost Indoor Air Quality
Regularly changing your HVAC system’s air filters is a huge boost for your home’s indoor air quality. Cleaner air filters more effectively capture dust, pet dander, pet hair, spores, pollen, and other particles, preventing you from inhaling all those irritants. For family members with asthma or sinus issues, clean filters could mean the difference between chronic illness and health.
Make sure your home always has the cleanest air filters by calling Senica Air Conditioning, Inc. at 866-881-5935. We’re happy to help you with your home’s HVAC system maintenance needs.
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