Winter is here in full swing, and as you close up the home and turn on the air conditioning, you may find yourself noticing greater problems with indoor allergies, sore throats and respiratory discomfort. You are also probably noticing increased energy bills as you switch on the furnace. One way to help with both of these problems is to install new, efficient air filters in your home. Here are five benefits you will enjoy if you do.
1. Improved Efficiency for Your HVAC System
One of the first reasons you should consider changing your air filter is the efficiency of your air conditioning and heating system. The air filter traps grime, pet hair, dust and more, and over time all of that builds up and prevents air from flowing freely out through the filter and the system. This means the blower must work harder to circulate air through your home. Changing the filter will improve the efficiency of your system by eliminating this problem. This can lower your energy bills and improve the comfort of your home.
2. Extended Life for Your HVAC System
When the furnace and air conditioner are no longer working harder than they should to push air past a dirty filter, the entire system suffers less wear and tear, which means it will last longer. If you don’t change the filter, the system can overheat, and the motor can give out. This can lead to premature failure of the entire system at worst, and costly repairs at best.
3. Improve Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality is greatly improved with a clean, functional air filter. A clean filter is better equipped to catch the allergens flowing through the air in your home, rather than allowing them to re-circulate through the home. Make sure you change it at a minimum every three months so you can enjoy improved air quality throughout your home.
Are you ready to enjoy these benefits? Make sure you have the right filter and are changing it as your usage and system demands. Talk to the team at Parks Heating & Cooling to see what options would be best for your needs!