How would you like to extend the lifespan of your HVAC system, improve comfort and lower your energy bill? There’s an easy way to do this: Simply change your filter.
Though simple in construction -- it’s really just pleated fabric -- the humble filter has a big role to play in maintaining healthy indoor air quality and keeping your HVAC system humming with optimal efficiency.
Here are four reasons to change your filter on the regular.
1. Prevent Breakdowns
A clean filter supports maximum airflow, ensuring conditioned air reaches every corner of your home. Of course, the flip side of the equation means a clogged air filter restricts airflow, which diminishes your comfort and puts a strain on your HVAC system. Overheating and a frozen evaporator coil are common symptoms of a jammed up filter.
2. Lower Your Energy Bill
A dirty filter forces your cooling and heating system to work harder, driving up your monthly electricity bills. Changing out the filter every 30 to 90 days can cut cooling and heating costs by 5 to 15 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
3. Improve Indoor Air Quality
Your HVAC system recirculates the air in your home up to nine times a day, capturing pollen, dust, dander, and debris with each cycle. However, when your filter becomes clogged, all of those contaminants will foul up the air you breathe. If you find yourself dusting excessively, your dirty air filter may be at fault.
4. Extend the Lifespan of Your Equipment
An air conditioner typically lasts between 10 and 15 years. However, routine maintenance can add many more years of use. In addition to annual tune-ups, changing out the filter will reduce wear and tear on the system, helping you get 15 years or more out of your unit before you have to replace it.
Join the WE Filter Club
We get it. Changing out your filter isn’t exactly top of mind. That’s why we created the WE Filter Club. We help you remember to change the filter! Each month, you’ll receive a brand new filter delivered right to your doorstep. It doesn’t get any easier than that. Call us at (321) 414-8782 today to learn more!