Regularly changing your air filter may not seem like a big deal. However, this simple task can make a significant impact. During the hot North Carolina summers and the cold chill of January and February, it is best to change your air filters once a month. For the rest of the year, once every three months is fine. Here are the top two reasons why a clean air filter is important.
1. Saves Money
When air filters get clogged, it interrupts the flow of air into the home. This makes it harder to keep the house at the proper temperature. Furthermore, the HVAC system will work harder and burn extra energy, which makes your utility payments go up. It also stresses the system, causing it to break down more often.
Besides needing repairs more frequently, it also reduces the overall life span of your system. By changing the air filters every thirty to ninety days, you can save yourself time and money.
2. Controls the Temperature
With a clean air filter, conditioned air can reach every room and stay at the desired temperature. When the filter is clogged, you may find that some rooms are warmer or colder than others.
The clogged filter may cause the air in some rooms to become stagnant. When the air doesn’t move through the room, it becomes a breeding ground for mold and bacteria. Dust and other pollutants collect on surfaces. Even if you use cleaning fluid, you are merely adding more particles into the air which will settle back onto the surfaces along with the dust.
Jay's Heating, Air & Plumbing can help solve all of your indoor air quality needs. Up-front, flat-rate pricing coupled with a satisfaction guarantee makes us a company you can trust to get the work done right at a reasonable price.
Call or visit our website today to schedule an appointment to have your air filters checked. The professional technicians with Jay's Heating, Air & Plumbing in Mt. Airy to help with all of your heating and cooling needs.