Changing the filters on your HVAC unit may not always be on the top of your to-do list, and it can be easy to brush aside and get to later. However, what you don't know, is that even though changing filters is an inexpensive and quick task, it makes a significant impact on the performance and lifespan of your heating and cooling system. Here are a few of the primary reasons why you should make it part of your 2017 resolutions to change your filter regularly.
To keep the quality of air healthy
Filters trap pollutants in the air like mold, dust, and other elements that trigger allergies, leaving you with cleaner indoor air to breathe. When filters are left dirty, then they simply aren’t as efficient and won’t capture these allergens.
To give your HVAC unit longevity
Dirty filters will force an HVAC unit to work much harder than it needs and this causes unnecessary wear and tear. The more your system has to combat the lack of air flow and the dirt and debris that builds up in the interior, the more repairs you’ll see coming your way.
To save money on your energy bill
Because an old and dirty filter will cause the fan to work non-stop to push the air forward, you'll be burning a lot of unnecessary energy. When you have a clean filter in place, the air will flow as it was intended to and this will allow the cooling and heating system to rest more often. Thus saving your equipment from working overtime and using energy continuously.
To maintain a clean and healthy HVAC system
Your HVAC system is made up of many working parts, and they all rely on each other to be clean and functional. One small thing like dirt and dander filled filters can have a domino effect and lead to expensive repairs that could have been avoided.