by Zona on April 18, 2014

The Importance Of Changing Your Air Filter in a Timely Manner

 

Air FilterOne of the most overlooked maintenance projects in the home is replacing the air filters in your heating and air conditioning system. The reason it may be overlooked so often is because it really is extremely simple to do. Putting it off a few weeks shouldn’t really be a problem, or at least that is what so many homeowners believe. The truth is that not replacing those filters can have an impact on both your health and your wallet. Here are just some of the reasons why it is so important to have your air filter changed in a timely manner.

The first and most obvious reason to change the air filter in the heating and air conditioning unit is because it provides cleaner air. The longer the filter remains in the system, the dirtier that it gets. The more dirt and allergens that are trapped in the filter, the less debris it can continue to filter from coming inside your home. The filter is only designed to really function properly for approximately six months, then it should be replaced with a brand new one. The longer that you allow the old filter to stay in the unit, the more dirt, dust, and allergens find their way inside the home.

Changing your filter on a regular basis can actually save you money in the long run, the longer the filter is in the unit and the dirtier it becomes, the harder the system has to work to force air through the dirty filter. This means your system has to run harder every time it turns on. That overuse can cause parts to wear down much more frequently, and that extra load on the entire system can often lead to a severe breakdown. Changing your air filter regularly will ensure the system runs more easily and lasts much longer.

A clean filter means less allergens will find their way into the carpets of the home. Family member with respiratory concerns or allergies will suffer more when all that debris is allowed to pass by a dirty filter straight into the rooms of the house.

Looking for an air filter installation in the Indianapolis area? Contact Griesemer Plumbing & Mechanical Service at (317) 881-9536 for quick and reliable services.

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