5 Reasons to Change HVAC Filters More Often
Dust, dirt, and bacteria are just a few of the contaminants living inside your HVAC filters. The longer you wait to change your filters, the more clogged they become. As a general rule of thumb, it’s recommended you replace your HVAC filters every 90 days. However, that can vary depending on the activity inside your home. Here are five reasons why you may want to consider changing your HVAC filters more often.
Allergies and Asthma
Tis the season for spring allergies! Those who suffer from allergies or asthma know all too well how the outdoor air quality can impact them. Unfortunately, your indoor air quality can be much worse than the air you’re breathing outside. That being said, if you’re living with someone prone to allergies and asthma, it’s recommended you consider changing your filter every two months at least.
We don’t call them “fur balls” for nothing. When they shed, all that fur and pet dander end up in your vents. If you have pets, especially pets that shed, you’ll want to consider changing the filter every 6 weeks or so to maintain that healthy indoor air quality.
Poor indoor air quality can cause health issues for young kids because, since their longs are still growing, they’re more vulnerable to respiratory infections. If you have young kids, change your HVAC filters once every 2-3 months to keep the indoor air quality clean and healthy.
When your air filter gets clogged with all the dirt and debris that circulates through your home, it forces your HVAC unit to work harder. In turn, this also increases your energy usage. Take a load off your system and regularly replace your HVAC filters. Not only can this reduce your energy costs, but it can also increase the lifespan of your unit and keep it running efficiently for years to come.
The Health of Your Unit
Not only is healthy air important, but so is a healthy unit. When you change your HVAC filter, it’s like taking your system to the doctor. Dirt builds up in your HVAC unit and causes clogs in the filter, making it tough for air to pass through. If your heating and cooling system ends up overheating as a result, it could not only be an inconvenience, but it can also result in costly repairs and even a replacement.
Contact Weeks For All Your Indoor Air Quality Needs
At Weeks Service Company, we promote healthy air flow in your home. Our team wants you to breathe fresh air this season. We know the quality of air in your home depends on a variety of factors, including your HVAC system and HVAC filters. Whether it’s cleaning and inspecting your ducts, installing an air purifier in your home, or performing a routine maintenance, you can trust our team to improve the overall air quality inside your home. Or, if you have questions about how to change your HVAC filter and the frequency, we’re here to help. Contact us today!