You may not spend much time thinking about air filter replacement, but you should. Dirty air filters are among the top reasons that heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems fail. Since your HVAC system is one of the biggest investments in your home, keeping it running efficiently should become one of your top priorities.
What Harm Could a Dirty Air Filter Do?
A dirty air filter… reduces the amount of air returned to your HVAC system’s air handler. This puts extra strain on the fan motor in the air handler or blower. Over time, this forces it to work harder, which eventually may burn out the motor. When this happens, your system fails, leaving you and your family without heating and cooling.
A dirty air filter… costs you money by increasing your energy bill. Because your fan motor is working harder, it’s using more energy. One of the easiest ways to save on your energy bill is to make sure you have a clean air filter.
A dirty air filter… allows your family to breathe dirty air. When the air quality in your home is poor, it causes problems with allergies and asthma. The ductwork in your home also collects more dust and debris, which may necessitate professional duct cleaning.
Changing the air filter is a quick and easy way to extend the life of your HVAC system, lower your energy bill, and keep unwanted airborne particulates from polluting your home’s indoor air.
Don’t Have Time for Air Filter Replacement?
The professionals at Pipe Works Services can help. We can replace your air filter with the proper size and the right air filtration product to give your family the best air quality possible. over the long term, get in the habit of inspecting your air filter monthly, and changing it when it looks dirty.
For more information about air filter replacement or heating and cooling questions, please contact us at Pipe Works Services With our NATE-certified technicians, you can expect the best heating and cooling service in northern New Jersey.