The Importance of Changing Your Air Filters

CLIMATECH 2There’s no shortage of reasons to make sure the air filter for your furnace is being changed regularly. Energy Star recommends changing your air filters once a month, but at the very least you want to be sure to put in a fresh filter every three months. Here are some reasons why:

  • Avoid Bigger Problems – a severely clogged filter can cause your system to overheat and shut down completely, possibly leading to costly repairs
  • Keep Your Air Clean – a fresh air filter will refresh the air in your home, lessening allergens like dust and pet dander
  • Save Money on Utility Costs – a clogged air filter causes your system to work harder, making it less efficient, while regularly replacing your air filter can save 5-15% on utility costs
  • Extend the Life of your Heating System – keeping everything clean and running smoothly helps lengthen the life of your HVAC system