How can you tell when it’s time to change your air filter?

How can you tell when it’s time to change your air filter?


Now that you’re probably using your heating system a little more this autumn, it’s time to start focusing on keeping it maintained and working well. With proper care and regular maintenance, you can ensure that your HVAC system has a long life and operates resourcefully without wasting energy. When you have a furnace system that is working well, you and everyone else in the home will be kept comfortable from extreme temperatures. And the best part – it can even help you save money on your heating bill in the long run!

Why do you need to change your air filters?
Without regular air filter changes, your system begins to work harder and over time, it becomes less efficient. The air flow becomes slow and it takes a lengthier amount of time for your home to heat. This means that there is a waste of energy and you’ll likely see an increase in your energy bill month after month. Further, air filters trap dust, debris, and other pollution and keep it from entering the air that you’re breathing inside the home. This quality of air inside your home is very important and when it is kept clean and free of damaging air molecules, you will live a healthier lifestyle.

How do you know when your air filter needs a change?
You should remember to change your filters every one or two months. Or, if they’re dirty before that, change them. If there is a musty odor that is coming out of the system when you use it, or if you see an increase in your allergy symptoms, it is probably time for a filter change. Keep in mind that if you have pets, you should be even more mindful of changing the system, as the filters can get clogged with dirt or hair. Clogged filters can be very harmful to your HVAC system.

Still unsure if your system needs a filter change? We’re happy to come out and take a look. We’re happy to do the dirty work for you when it comes to cleaning and maintaining your system. Contact us today to request service before the bitter cold of winter starts!

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