Your HVAC units are one of the largest pieces in your home. And though they are easily forgotten about, there are still many things that should be done to maintain the health and performance of your HVAC system. Making sure that your units work properly means you must have a professional on hand to make sure it is done the right way. One of the most important maintenance jobs that has to be done is the changing of your air filter in a timely manner. Of course this can be done by you but it is advised that you allow a professional to handle the dirty work.
Why should you change your air filters on a regular basis?
If you are wondering why your energy bills are extremely high, you might want to take a look at your HVAC system. Whenever you allow you air filters to stick around for longer than they should, your HVAC system has to work 10 times harder, in turn causing your utility bills to sky rocket.
It’s important to change your air filters in a timely manner because it allows you to extend the life of your HVAC system. When there is added strain on your systems, the motor will become overheated. When your motor overheats, it burns out. To get the longest life possible from your system, change your filters and change them often.
Clean filters equal healthy air. Air filters are built to trap the air born particles that float through your home. They are suppose to remove the particles before they even hit your HVAC system. If the dust, pet dander, pollen and smoke are stuck in your air filter, they can travel to your lungs. Clean air filters should be at the top of the list if there are family members who suffer from asthma and allergies.
Changing your air filters is very inexpensive, whether you do it yourself or you hire a professional to do it. Air filters normally run between $10-$50 depending on the type and size. Compare this price to the possible high energy bills,medical bills and or replacing an entire system, and you will easily see the simplicity behind replacing your air filters.
Take the time to check your air filters and see if they are dirty. Dirty air filters should be changed immediately. Most air filters should be changed every 30-90 days,depending on if you have pets or not.
Are you in need of an AC filter change? Call Reliability Home at (443) 399-8663 today for top-notch services in the Dundalk area.