When it comes to your air filter, how often do you change it? Is it every month? maybe every year? Can you even remember the last time you changed it?
If you’re like most homeowners, it can be hard keeping track of when to change your air filter. But, you really should make the effort to change your filters every month, even if you have to make a note in your calendar for every 30 days. Air filters are vital parts of your AC and dirty filters can cause many different problems with your system. Here are the top three reasons why you need to start changing your air filters regularly:
1. Dirty Air Filters Are Bad For Your AC
When your air filter is dirty or clogged, it doesn’t just affect your air, your entire system can suffer. Dirty filters means restricted airflow. When this happens, you can encounter a number of problems with your AC. Over time, restricted airflow takes a large toll on your AC system, as the air handler fan motors start to stain and could overheat and fail.
Replacing your air handler motor is an expensive and time-consuming headache that no one wants to deal with. Just taking a little bit of time to replace your air filter every month can make a big difference in your system’s lifespan.
2. Dirty Air Filters Are Bad For Your Air
If your air filter is dirty, your air is dirty. There is just no way around it. When you neglect to change your air filter, dirt, allergens and pollutants are all introduced into your air. This drastically lowers your indoor air quality (IAQ).
Poor IAQ is especially detrimental if anyone in your family has allergies, asthma or other respiratory illnesses. Changing your filter every month is an easy way to keep your air clean and family healthy.
3. Dirty Air Filters Are Bad For Your Wallet
There is nothing we dread more than those high-energy bills, especially during the summer. But since turning off your AC just isn’t an option in Florida, we need to find ways of cutting back without losing comfort.
This is why your air filter is so important. As we talked about before, a clogged air filter restricts airflow. When air cannot flow freely into your house, your AC is less efficient at cooling and uses more energy. So, not only is your home less comfortable, the air you’re breathing unhealthy, but you are paying more as well.
Never Forget to Change Your Air Filter Again!
When you become a part of the WE Filter Club, we take all the hassle out of remembering to change your air filter! Simply sign up and we will deliver a year’s worth of high quality filters directly to your home! Find out more about the WE Filter Club or sign up for cleaner air today!