As homeowners, we have a checklist of things around the house that need to be done regularly. Things like mowing the lawn, taking out the trash, and cleaning the bathrooms are pretty easy to remember – you can see when they need to be done. However, there are a few household chores that aren’t so noticeable and are, therefore, harder to remember. That’s why your friends at Quality Plumbing & Heating Inc. are here to remind you that it’s probably time to change your HVAC filter and let you know why it’s so important that you do!
To Protect Your System
Did you know that the buildup of dirt is the leading cause of heating and cooling system failure? And the worst part is that it is completely preventable! You can protect your HVAC system and help it last for many years simply by changing your filters on a regular basis. This prevents clogging that can cause extensive damage to your system and will cost thousands in repairs or replacement.
To Protect Yourself
The main purpose of a furnace filter is to protect the blower fan from dust, hair, dirt, pollen, animal dander, and other particulates that would otherwise get pulled into the furnace or heat pump system via the return duct. New, clean filters in your system will improve the air quality in your home, making it fresh and healthy. It is particularly important for children and the elderly to breathe clean air, as well as people with asthma or allergies.
To Save Money
Finally, changing your air filter regularly will actually save you money. Because a dirty filter uses more energy than a clean filter, keeping your air filter in good, clean condition can actually save you up to 15% on your electric bill! And, as an added bonus, using less energy can reduce the amount of carbon monoxide and greenhouse gasses from being released into the environment, making your home more eco-friendly.
Keep your HVAC system running smoothly by changing your filter at least every 90 days. For more tips or maintenance needs, contact your friends at Quality Plumbing & Heating Inc. at (765) 450-4008 or request service online. We serve the Indianapolis area and beyond.