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Replacing your Air Conditioning Filters

September 24, 2019

When it comes to homeownership your HVAC unit is one of the most costly investments, so it’s important to keep it running as efficiently as possible. With a little maintenance, you can ensure your system is running optimally, one of the easiest ways is regularly replacing your air filter. Clogged and dirty air filters can block the airflow in your home which significantly reduces the functionality and efficiency of your system. Changing your air filter has numerous benefits but one of the most significant benefits is lowering your energy consumption. Studies have shown that replacing your air filter can lower your system’s energy by 5 to 15% which could save you a lot of money over time. Here are some reasons to change your filter regularly:

Cleaner air

No matter how clean you think your home’s air might be, a simple look at your air filter could tell a different story. Dust mites, pet dander, pollen, pollutants, and residue can all make their way to your air filter. How often you should change your air filter depends on several factors such as the make and model of your system, the age, the number of people in your home, if you have pets, etc. On average, air filters should be changed 30-60 unless you suffer from allergies if so, you will want to change your filter more often. 

Energy Savings

It’s no surprise that air filters play a critical role when it comes to your HVAC system but regular maintenance not only extends the life of your system but can save you money. The core function of an air filter is to catch pollutants and particles but over time this produces a buildup. If neglected, your system has to struggle harder, producing a higher energy output. Replacing your filter will not only yield an immediate remedy but can boost your HVAC’s efficiency by up to 15%! 

Extend the Life out of your System

You can protect and extend the life of your HVAC system with regular checkups from trusted professionals and changing your filter. You can avoid serious and costly repairs by simply ensuring your filters are changed on a regular basis. This is an easy DYI task to ensure your system is running optimally. A properly functioning HVAC system saves you time, money, and gives you peace of mind. 

When you neglect HVAC maintenance, this may result in multiple problems down the road which can lead to costly repairs. If you want to learn more about how JTM can help your plumbing and HVAC systems, visit our services page or give us a call at 402-203-6193.

 

Sources:

https://www.secondnature.com/blog/around-the-house/replace-your-air-filters-to-save-on-energy

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