Often times the things we cannot see are the most important. Think of all the hidden devices and systems in your home that keep you safe when you lay your head to rest each night. Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) is one of the most important components of technology in your home as it provides continual thermal comfort and maintains your indoor air quality. If your HVAC air filters are changed at appropriate times you can avoid sickness and costly bills. Studies show that on average Americans spend roughly 90% of their time indoors. If you’re not ensuring that your indoor air quality is at a pristine level, you could be causing yourself more harm than good. Here are a few of the reasons you should change your HVAC air filters at regular intervals:

  1. A properly working HVAC ensures protection from dusts, molds, pollens and other contaminants. If you suffer from allergies on a seasonal basis, keeping your HVAC air filter is especially important. A new HVAC air filter will prevent contaminants from re-circulating, giving you fresh, clean air to breathe.
  2. Your HVAC will work its absolute hardest to provide clean air, but when there is an old filter in use, the HVAC will work even harder. The harder your system works to give you warm or cool clean air, the more energy is used. When electricity is burned, carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are released in the air that we breathe. By changing your HVAC air filter, you’re preventing unnecessary gases from being released into your home environment.
  3. The longer you wait to change your dirty HVAC air filter, the higher your electric bill will be. Your system will work double time to provide cleaner air. It’s as easy as replacing your filter on a routine basis and you’ll thank yourself later when you look at your electric bill.
  4. Just like any system or technological device, if you treat it well, you will have it longer. By keeping your HVAC system clean from dirt and dust, you will avoid premature system failures and extend the life of your heating and cooling system.

Routinely change your HVAC filters a minimum of every 3 months, but check monthly during high use months in the winter and summer. If the filter looks dirty, change it to ensure better airflow so as not to tax your system. Dirty systems can lead to early system failures. As a tune-up for your auto improves mileage and efficiency, clean filters and regular tune-ups will do the same for your HVAC system.  Call Patriot Air at 609-298-5109 for all your HVAC needs.