When was the last time  you changed your filter ?

Cleaning your home’s HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system and the air ducts cleaned is extremely important, after all there can be all kinds of bacterial buildup to include mold within your air ducts. But one thing that is almost always overlooked by customers, is replacing the air filter in your HVAC unit. Not only does replacing the filter help the air quality and air flow in your home, but it will also help reduce your energy bill and a reduction in any future maintenance your HVAC might need. With this little bit of information, you might be asking yourself how often you should replace the filter and is it worth it, we can assure you that it is extremely worth it.

Most people think that getting your air ducts cleaned ad having your HVAC cleaned is good enough, and it is a huge step forward when it comes to having good clean air quality. However, the air filter is also a crucial part of the cleaning and is not always changed out in a typical air duct cleaning service. Lower energy bills have been directly linked to having your HVAC’s air filter replaced regularly and there are a few reasons why. According to the U.S Department of Energy, 25 to 40 percent of the energy used for heating or cooling a home is wasted. So, after having your HVAC system run over time, your air filter will accumulate a build up of dirt, debris, pollen, bacteria, spores, and any pat dander for those lovely furry members of the family. So naturally with all this getting built up over time, there is a considerable number of contaminants getting trapped in all the ductwork in your home, which in turn makes your HVAC work harder to pull said contaminants and shortens your system lifespan. Replacing the filter often will save you money in the long run, as opposed to not changing it often which would result in your HVAC having mechanical issues. The filter is not only for making sure there is no debris flying around in your breathing air, but its also designed to defend your cooling and heating equipment from any contaminants getting into it. So, replacing this key component in addition to your air duct cleaning will help regulate the circulation of clean air more efficiently and will help keep your home running at a cost-efficient level.

Determing when you should change out the filter is different per home; and it’s based on use and the environment your home has. Factors to take into consideration are if you have pets, if anyone in the home has any kinds of allergies or asthma, and and young children. High-end pleated filters can last 6-7 months, but it all depends on what you got going on at home. As a general rule, you should replace your filter every 90 days at least. 

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