It’s time to start prepping the HVAC system for fall and winter, which means scheduling maintenance and changing out the filter. At the very least the filter needs to be changed every three months, but when the system is being used more often, it might be worth it to switch out the filter every month. There are five major benefits of changing out the air filter:
- Longer HVAC Lifespan
Dirty filters can cause a lot of damage in HVAC systems. This damage can shorten the lifespan of the system drastically. By regularly changing the air filter, everything works more efficiently, keeping the system working properly for a long time.
- Lower Energy Costs
A clean filter helps the HVAC system run smoothly. If the system doesn’t have to work harder, like it does with a dirty filter, it doesn’t use as much energy. This brings down household energy bills, helping homeowners to save money.
- Healthy Air Quality
When the air filter is clogged with dirt and dust, it can make allergies and asthma conditions flare up. A clean air filter can help reduce allergies and asthma attacks in the home. Also consider investing in the Micro Power Guard, which is an electronic polarized media air cleaner that gets rid of sub-micronic allergens.
- A Clean HVAC
Once the air filter gets clogged up, it can pollute the entire HVAC system. This can lead to more frequent and expensive repairs.
- Peace of Mind
Having a clean filter, efficiently-running system, and good indoor air quality gives homeowners peace of mind. It’s a quick step that has numerous benefits.
Annual fall HVAC maintenance with Diamond Heating and Cooling can help keep the system running smoothly and fix any minor issues. However, homeowners can do their part by regularly changing out the furnace filter to limit problems.