Whether it’s our service techs in the field, or our team here at the home office fielding customer calls, one thing that we’re continually asked about are filters. It seems laughable that such a simple topic would be so commonly discussed, but proper filtration can not only improve indoor air quality and reduce harmful allergens that are in the air, but also save you money by allowing your HVAC system to operate at its full potential. Clogged, dirty filters block normal airflow and reduce your HVAC system’s energy efficiency, leading to higher utility costs and, ultimately, damage to the system itself. Simply taking a few moments to change the filters will head this situation off long before it becomes a problem.
When asked how often filters should be changed, we advise at least once monthly for the average home or business. If your HVAC unit is in constant use, is subjected to dusty situations, or if you have multiple pets in the space, more frequent attention may be needed in order to maintain optimal performance. However, the minimal investment of time, effort, and materials can pay off handsomely, lowering energy consumption by 5%-15%, translating to an immediate savings on your utility bill. There are a variety of high quality filters on the market, each with its own pros and cons, but we suggest you select filters that properly fit your unit and offer the level of performance you need. For example, if you or a family member suffers from seasonal allergies, several filters on today’s market can help remove allergens from the air, improving not only the quality of the air in your home, but also your health.
Taking a moment for basic system maintenance can save you time, money, and frustration down the road, with minimal cost and effort. Need a hand understanding exactly which filter is right for your situation, or are you experiencing problems with your HVAC unit that could be the result of poor airflow? We’d love to lend a hand; just click HERE to get in touch with us today!