It’s Important to Change or Clean Your Air Filters

Air filters are often an underappreciated part of your HVAC system.  It seems filters are such a small part of the system that we sometimes don’t realize how important they are.  Everyone knows filters catch pollen and dust that could circulate throughout your home, lowering indoor air quality.  But a clogged filter can turn against you.  Clogged filters are the number one cause of HVAC system failures.

All the air that passes through your cooling/heating system must pass through your air filter.  As the filter traps the debris in the air it becomes more and more clogged making it more dense.  The air cannot pass easily through the filter, making the blower fan work harder to push the air.  This results in higher energy use, or higher energy cost to you.

When the air has difficulty moving this could mean your system will work harder, possibly cycle more often and put a strain on the system.  This could cause the system to overheat or freeze up.  An average repair bill is about $350.  Changing or cleaning your filters regularly is the least expensive proactive measure you can take to protect your HVAC system.

Here in the Valley, it’s best to change or clean your filters every month during our hotter months, possibly even more often during our monsoon season when dust storms are more common.  In the cooler months, you should change or clean them every month or two.

In most cases, changing or cleaning a filter is an easy process and doesn’t require professional help.  However, there are some homes where this is not the case.  If you don’t want to mess with this or if you have a hard time remembering to do it, Accurate Air will be happy to set up a personalized Filter Service Program for you at a very low fee.  Give us a call and we’ll be happy to discuss our Filter Service Program with you!  Let us remember for you!

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