Maintaining a clean air filter in your heater or AC unit is key to its performance, efficiency, and longevity. If you don’t know how to replace your filters or need additional HVAC maintenance, call our professionals today for an appointment.
If you’re suffering from breathing problems, it may be poor indoor air quality that’s to blame.
Why Changing the Filter Is So Important
According to the US Department of Energy, regular maintenance for your HVAC system is required to ensure its proper operation, longevity, and efficiency. A crucial part of that maintenance is keeping the filter clean or replacing them when they’re dirty. In addition to a more efficient system, changing the air filter:
- Improves your home’s air quality
- Reduces the chance of your system breaking down
- Increases performance during high usage
- Prevents dust and allergens from affecting your health
If you’re unsure about changing your filter, call Anderson Heating & Cooling and let our experts take care of it for you.
When to Change Your Air Filter
Changing your HVAC’s air filter is simple and inexpensive, but it’s something that many people put off until it’s too late, and their system breaks down. While you should have your HVAC system serviced by a professional at least once a year for maintenance, you should change the filter every three months or so, depending on usage. Check your filter and replace it if:
- Your unit runs year-round
- You have a large family
- You smoke indoors
- You have pets
- You live in an area that has frequent wildfires
- You live on a working farm or ranch that kicks dirt into the ventilation system
- The filter is damp or dirty
Changing the air filter is the easiest thing you can do to keep your system running smoothly, and it’s one of the most important things too.
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What Kind of Filter Should You Install?
Most HVAC and furnace filters are disposable and made from materials designed to trap as much debris as possible. There are a variety of filters from which to choose, but it’s essential to get the appropriate filter for your unit. If you have pets or dirty air, get the filter that removes the most particles as possible; they’re more expensive but worth the price. If you have relatively clean air, you can get by with a middle of the road filter.