Whatever the season, keeping your home comfortable is a priority. This requires proper maintenance of your heating and cooling system, especially air filter replacement. Here are some important reasons to inspect and replace those filters regularly.
First, if your cooling system is running with a dirty filter, it will raise your energy bills. A routine of regular air filter replacement is a quick and simple way to save energy and keep those costs down.
Second, the most common factor in cooling systems breaking down is a dirty air filter, which restricts air flow through the system. Keeping your filter clean is one of the most important things you can do to extend the life of your HVAC system.
Third, replacing your air filter helps maintain healthy air quality in your home. This is especially important if anyone in the home is prone to allergies or asthma. Make sure you select a filter that’s designed to filter out allergens and other health-threatening particulates.
Fourth, when your air filter becomes dirty, it causes your air conditioner to work too hard. This can cause unnecessary wear on the fan motor, higher energy costs, and more difficulty keeping your home comfortable. Replacing the filter regularly is one way to prevent an overworked cooling system.
Fifth, when your air filter becomes dirty, it doesn’t stop there. Dirt and debris will migrate to sensitive system components, reducing efficiency.
Sixth, keeping up with air filter replacement is the environmentally responsible thing to do. A dirty filter increases your home’s energy consumption. Replacing it regularly is an inexpensive way to stay eco-friendly.
It doesn’t take much to save on energy usage, utility bills and system maintenance, not to mention keeping the air in your home clean and healthy. For professional advice regarding air filter replacement and other home comfort tips, please contact us at Ernst Heating & Cooling. We have been helping people in Southwest Illinois – including in Edwardsville, Troy and Hamel – with their heating and cooling needs since 1951.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Hamel, Alton, Glen Carbon, Highland, Greenville, and Troy, Illinois and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about air filters and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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