Do you really need to change the air filter in your HVAC unit? The answer to this question is — no surprise — yes! While almost everyone knows that they need to change the air filters, many people do not do it regularly. It is such an easy task but is often forgotten. As cooler months approach, you don’t want to risk your furnace not working properly, so now is the time to change out your filters and schedule fall maintenance with your friends at Reve Porter Heating and Air Conditioning. If you’re having trouble remembering, here are a few reasons regular filter changes are important enough to mark your calendar!
1. Prevent Damage to Your System
Dirt and neglect are the leading causes of heating and cooling system failure, yet they are completely avoidable. Regularly changing your air filters prevents clogging that can cause extensive damage to your system and will cost thousands in repairs and replacement units.
2. Breathe Clean Air
The main purpose of a furnace filter is to protect the blower fan from dust, hair, dirt, pollen, animal dander, and other particulates that would otherwise get pulled into the furnace or heat pump system via the return duct. New, clean filters in your system will improve the air quality in your home, making it fresh and healthy. It is particularly important for children and the elderly to breathe clean air, as well as people with asthma or allergies.
3. Save Money
A dirty air filter uses much more energy than a clean air filter, which leads to a higher electric bill. Keeping your air filter in good, clean condition can save you up to 15% on your electric bill. Additionally, using less energy also reduces the amount of carbon monoxide and other greenhouse gasses from being released into the environment, thus making your home more eco-friendly.
At Reve Porter, we can either deliver your new filter at your regular maintenance appointment, or you may come in and pick it up. We make it easy to ensure the health and safety of your heating and cooling system. Contact us today at (317) 535-1111 or request a free estimate online. We serve Greenwood, IN, and other areas of south of Indianapolis.