5 Reasons to Change the Air Filter on Your HVAC System

Posted on August 10th, 2016 by Devine Bros


When was the last time you changed the air filter on your HVAC system?

Just like a car, your furnace and air conditioner both have air filters that need to be cleaned or replaced periodically. It’s an easy task to forget, but it is important to the health of your HVAC system. Here are five reasons you need to be keeping up with filter maintenance:

  1. Extend the lifespan of your equipment. A dirty air filter allows dust, dirt, and debris to enter your HVAC system. This forces your unit to work harder, increasing wear-and-tear and ultimately shortening its lifespan.

  1. Improved energy efficiency. When your HVAC system goes into overdrive due to a dirty air filter, it consumes more energy than usual. You can easily see the difference a clean filter makes when you open your utility bill.

  1. Maintain good indoor air quality. The point of the air filter is to collect common airborne allergens such as dust and pet dander. A dirty filter cannot effectively trap these contaminants, leaving them free to circulate throughout your home.

  1. Enhanced comfort. When your HVAC system is operating at maximum capacity, it can heat or cool an area more efficiently. This translates into a more comfortable home with minimal temperature fluctuations.

  1. Prevent breakdowns and repairs. Did you know that four out of every five HVAC system breakdowns are caused by a dirty filter? Changing yours on a monthly basis is recommended if you don’t want to rack up a hefty repair bill.

Trust the professionals at Devine Bros. to keep your HVAC system in tip-top shape. As Fairfield County’s home heating and cooling experts, we offer a variety of services to help keep you comfortable all year long. From furnace repairs to central air installation, and everything in between, give us a call at (203) 866-4421.

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