Why You Can’t Ignore a Dirty Air Filter

Dirty Air FilterWhile it’s extremely easy to ignore a dirty air filter, failing to perform this most basic heating and cooling system maintenance job is one of the worst things you can do regarding its efficiency and effectiveness. When you don’t clean or replace your filters on a regular basis, dirt, debris and contaminants can clog your ductwork and hurt the quality of your indoor air. Here are just a few reasons why you should make sure you pay attention to this extremely important component of your HVAC system.

Increase the Life Span of Your Equipment

A dirty air filter makes your heating and cooling equipment have to work much harder than necessary to make your home comfortable. It restricts airflow, increasing the stress and strain on your furnace and air conditioner. When this happens, you’re more apt to need repairs such as replacing a fan motor. Taking just a few minutes to change your filter once a month can make a huge difference.

Save Energy

If your heating and cooling system doesn’t have to work as hard, it will obviously not have to use as much energy. As a result, you won’t have to pay as much money on your energy bill each month.

Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

If your filter is clean, it will do a much better job of capturing allergens and other airborne particles. You won’t be as susceptible to allergies, and people with compromised immune systems will be much less apt to develop asthma or other potentially dangerous conditions.

Help the Environment

A clean air filter optimizes the efficiency of your HVAC system. You won’t need to use as much fuel to heat or cool your home so you won’t be responsible for releasing as many harmful emissions into the air.

Again, changing an air filter is extremely simple and won’t take long at all. If you have any questions regarding the problems associated with a dirty air filter or any other component of your heating and cooling system, call Metro Express Service at 817-516-0700 or contact us online.

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