Do I Really Need to Change My Air Filter?

Do I Really Need to Change My Air Filter?

If you’re wondering if you really need to change your AC filter, the answer is YES! You really do need to change the filter in your air conditioner and it should be done monthly. But if you aren’t willing to take our word for it, here are a few reasons why changing your air filter once a month is not only smart, but also necessary.

Improved Indoor Air Quality

Does the air in your home feel musty? Do you find yourself sneezing for no apparent reason? Does it seem impossible to get rid of a cold? Do you have an existing respiratory condition, like asthma, that has gotten worse lately?

OK, now just one more question for you: When is the last time you changed your air filter? If the answer is more than a month or two ago, and you answered yes to any of the first four questions, we may have just figured out your problem. When we wait too long to change our filters, dirt, dust, pet dander, mold, pollen and other allergens start to build up. Eventually, the filter can no longer catch all the debris that comes to it and these particles circulate back through our AC system.

Fortunately, the solution is simple. Changing your air filter once a month can dramatically improve your home’s indoor air quality. And that’s great news, considering the Environmental Protection Agency has ranked poor indoor air quality one of the top five environmental hazards to human health.

So, if you want to breathe cleaner, feel better and be healthier overall, don’t forget to change your filter.

A Cleaner House

Do you find yourself constantly dusting and cleaning your house? Do dust balls roll across your floor like tumbleweeds?

When your filter is too dirty to catch the particles floating through the air in your home, dust and debris has to find somewhere else to go. Bookshelves, counter tops, windowsills, the top of your refrigerator — any place dust normally collects is likely going to be dustier if you don’t change your air filter regularly.

You’ll Save Energy and Money

When your air filter is dirty, airflow throughout your entire AC system is slowed. This compromises your system’s efficiency, requiring it to use more energy to keep you cool. However, a clean air filter allows your system to run at peak performance, using less energy and costing you less!

Keep Improving Your AC With an Energy Savings Agreement

Changing your air filter is a quick and easy way to improve your indoor air quality, keep your home cleaner and reduce energy use, but there’s even more that can be done.

At Climate Design, we offer an Energy Savings Agreement that will not only lower your energy bill, but also improve the efficiency, cleanliness and lifespan of your air conditioner.

Visit our website to learn more about our services or give us a call today to learn what Climate Design can do for you.

 

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