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Are Your Air Filters Changed Enough?

It's important to think about HVAC maintenance, especially during seasonal changes. Part of that maintenance includes making sure you're changing your air filters often enough, and many people are unaware of how frequent to do so. There are many factors involved, however it's recommended to change them every 1-3 months.

The U.S Department of Energy found that replacing a dirty air filter can reduce energy consumption by 5-10%. When you leave a dirty filter be, pollutants will circulate throughout your home. It's always a good idea to check your filters every so often to see where you fall (generally) in between those 1-3 months.

Filters come in different shapes, materials, and quality. Here are some factors that will determine if you should change your filters more frequently:

  • Pet Dander

  • Allergies

  • Overall Air Pollution (where your home is located)

While changing your air filters is important to the overall health of your HVAC system, scheduling regular maintenance will prevent expensive issues from arising in the future. To schedule your fall maintenance, call 72 Degrees Comfort Company at 515-965-7272 or email us at

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