Why You Need to Change Your Air Filter This Spring
Homeowners have lots of maintenance to-dos around their homes during the springtime. But we’ve found that oftentimes air filters are neglected. Your air filter is an especially important part of your heating and cooling system’s overall operation. So, you’ll need to take care of it properly to ensure it lasts as long as possible.
Why your air filters are important:
There is a lot of dust, debris and other particles that make their way through your home’s ductwork. If this debris enters your air conditioner or heater, it could cause some serious damage. The filter prevents the debris and dirt from entering the system itself and wreaking havoc. If the filter becomes too clogged, airflow will be restricted and obstructed, which causes the system to work harder than necessary.
Why you need to clean or change your filter regularly:
We recommend that filters are changed every 1 to 2 months. If you don’t change or clean the filter regularly, there are a variety of things that can happen including:
Decreased efficiency: When the air is struggling to be circulated through the home, your system will be less efficient. Dirty filters can also cause the system to short cycle. This is not only inefficient, but it puts unnecessary strain on the system, which can cause your utility bills to skyrocket and make the system more prone to breaking down.
Increased wear and tear: When your system is working harder than necessary, it will put more wear and tear on the system. This could cause the system to break down more easily, which could mean costly repairs for you. A simple air filter change is easy but coming up with expensive repairs or a full system replacement is not.
Our team at Hybrid Heating and Air Conditioning is committed to keeping homes around the Pacific Northwest comfortable all year long. If you are not sure how to change your air filter, or you are experiencing problems with your heating or cooling system, let us help! Contact us today for an appointment or any questions – we are here to help.
by Brooke Strickland