If you are responsible for the upkeep of your own home you know that there are several maintenance tasks that can easily be overlooked but should be done on a regular basis. One of those items is changing out the home air filters on a regular basis. It is not only important to the efficient and usage of the HVAC unit itself but can help in the quality of air that is circulated through the home.
Ambient Heating and Air Conditioning outlines why changing your home air filters regularly is great HVAC preventive maintenance.
Your air filters can get clogged and cause the unit to work harder: If you overlook changing out your home air filters you can be assured that they are collecting more and more dust each and every day. The dust needs to go somewhere and it will continue to clog up the return air which is where the air filter is placed. The filter will block the air from returning to the unit and that means it has to work more to get the rooms up to temperature. You will start to notice the amount of energy that you are using will go up and up. Change out your filters on a regular basis to keep your HVAC unit working efficiently.
The clogged up filter can cause the air quality to go down: One of the biggest problems with forgetting to change out your filters is that the dust and debris that is getting caught in the filter will start to get through and into the duct work. This is a series of tubing that runs from the unit to each room to send the cooled or heated air. If the dirt and dust gets in the air ducts it will start to circulate back into the rooms and that can cause people with asthma and allergies to suffer.
The clogged air filters will cost you more money: When you fail to change out your air filters on a regular basis as suggested by your HVAC repair company like Ambient Heating and Air Conditioning, you are sure to see an increase in your energy bill. The unit pulls the majority of the energy that you use each month now add a blockage in the filter which makes the unit have to work harder. You will start to notice that you are using more energy and your bill will go up costing you more money each month.