Regular filter changes are highly important to the quality of your comfort and the longevity of your heating and cooling systems. But the filters we are talking about aren’t the ones that are meant to clean the air in your home. This filter is the semi-permeable one that sits in the return air duct of your HVAC system and filters debris out of the air before it enters your systems and mucks them up.
So, when was your last filter change?
If you can’t remember when you changed your system filter last, or you didn’t even know it was there to begin with, then we’d like to give you some guidance today. You’d be surprised what regular air filter changes can do for your home comfort, HVAC system welfare, and your energy costs.
Why Your HVAC Filter Is So Important
The filter that sits in the return air duct of your HVAC system may not play an active role in adjusting the temperature of the air, but it still plays a big part in helping or hindering your system’s work. A clean air filter is going to help your HVAC systems by keeping dust and debris out
When You Should Change The Filter
Filter changes shouldn’t be done constantly which should be good news. However, they should be done regularly. While a technician should perform a filter change with each maintenance HVAC service in Upton, WY, there should be other filter changes throughout the year.
We’d advise keeping up on changing your air filter every one to three months. Why the range? Because when you need a filter switch will depend on the quality of the air in your home and the frequency with which you use your HVAC system.
What Happens If Filter CHanges Are Delayed?
The reality is that delaying an HVAC filter for too long can start to have negative effects on your HVAC system. That’s why we talk about them so much! The consequences of delayed filter switches can include:
- Reduced airflow into the system: If less air makes it into your HVAC system then it won’t be able to keep your home comfortable as effectively or as efficiently as before.
- Increased issues with dirt build-up: Dust and dirt building up in your HVAC system are a problem. This applies to heaters and air conditioners alike.
- Increased risk of repair needs: A dirty filter is likely to add a lot of undue strain onto your AC and your heater. This can increase the chances of a repair need by quite a lot which will cost you added money that you may not have budgeted for.
If you know that your HVAC system air filter hasn’t been changed anytime recently, or perhaps anytime this year, we’d strongly advise checking and changing it sooner than later. This one simple task can save you money and time in the long run.
If you aren’t comfortable doing the filter switch yourself or you aren’t even sure where the filter is, you can come to our technicians for help. We are happy to show you where your filter is and walk you through the steps for a filter change so you feel comfortable switching it out in the future.
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