With your air conditioner blasting during these hot North Carolina summers, it is important to remember to change your air filter. How often should you change your air filter? Energy Star recommends changing your air filter every month, especially during the summer time or when your HVAC unit gets the most use (during the winter season too.) Yet, at the minimum, you should be changing your air filter at least every 3 months. Most people don’t replace the air filters in their home frequently enough, leading to poor indoor air quality. Replacing your filter has some benefits that may surprise you!
4 Benefits of Replacing your Air Filter
Increased lifespan of your HVAC unit – As we deal with failing heating and air conditioning systems everyday, many of them break down because of dirty filters. If the air can’t pass, the system will overheat– the motor has to work harder — and you can expect, in the least, to have to get some repairs. If you have an older unit, the simplest thing, like not replacing your air filter, can push your unit over the edge, meaning you have to buy a new one.
Decreased energy bills – As previously mentioned in #1, when the filter is clogged, the motor works harder and more energy is used to make your home the desired temperature (if it is even achieving the desired temperature). By changing your filter regularly, you can save anywhere from 5-15% on your utility bills.
Cleaner air inside your home – The very function of an air filter is to keep your air quality high. It filters out the pollutants and particles that can cause health issues down the road. Having a new filter regularly will help you or family members that suffer from asthma or allergies.
Decreased need for HVAC repairs – When dirt starts to collect in your air conditioner and heating system, the entire HVAC unit will be polluted. This all leads to more repairs and breakage down the road.
Count on Thermo Direct
Maintaining good indoor air quality in your home is of the utmost importance for the health and well-being of your family. When you reach out to Thermo Direct, we will provide you with air quality testing and offer a solution that best fits the needs of your home. Our trained and certified technicians have decades of experience to provide you with reliable air filtration replacement services so you can rest assured knowing that your Garner home is in reliable hands when you call us.