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Reasons Why You Can’t Ignore Your Home’s Air Filters

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Dirty dishes piled in the sink or an overflowing laundry basket are easy signs there are household chores to be done. But, when it comes to dirty air filters, they can be out of sight and out of mind.

Here are some important reasons why changing your home’s air filter should be on your to-do list.

What’s The Point of an Air Filter?

An air filter’s primary purpose is to remove airborne particles such as dust, pollen, pet dander, mold spores, and other contaminants from the air circulating through your home’s HVAC system. This is crucial to maintaining a healthy indoor air quality.

Its second job is to act as a barrier so debris and dust won’t enter your HVAC system components like the blower motor or evaporator coil. Without a filter, these pollutants can cause reduced efficiency and life span of your heating and air conditioning systems.

Thirdly, air filters help improve your home’s comfort by ensuring proper airflow. This reduces those hot or cold spots in your home and provides a consistent temperature throughout.

What Happens When You Don’t Change Your HVAC Air Filter?

When you don’t change your home’s HVAC air filter regularly, it can have some negative consequences for your home:

Reduced Air Quality

As an air filter becomes clogged with dust and dirt, it can no longer filter contaminants. These airborne pollutants can reduce your home’s air quality and sometimes lead to health issues for your family.

Increased Wear & Tear

Your HVAC system needs regular maintenance. Part of that maintenance should include changing the air filter so pollutants don’t contribute to a shortened system life span.

A blocked filter forces your system to work harder to push air through the ductwork. This can put additional strain on the system’s components and cause breakdowns and early failure.

Poor Temperature Regulation

A clogged filter means your indoor air temperature can vary throughout the home.

Decreased Energy Efficiency

Cold weather can already do a number on your energy bills. A blocked filter makes your HVAC work harder to maintain your desired temperature, increasing your utility bills.

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Changing your home’s HVAC air filter is essential for maintaining your home’s indoor air quality and the longevity of your HVAC system, and it’s likely easier than scrubbing off last night’s dinner from your pots and pans!

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