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Benefits of Changing Your Air Filter

Changing the air filter in your heating and cooling system is beneficial and should not be overlooked. We recommend changing your air filter at least once or twice a year. Depending on the thickness of your filter, it could be necessary to change it every three months. Here are some reasons why keeping up on air filter maintenance is a good idea.

A lot of dirt and dust builds up in filters over time. Build-up happens especially in colder and hotter months when your heating and cooling systems are running on full blast. Build-up over time can cause clogs in the filters. If air has a hard time passing through the filter due to build-up, it can cause overheating. Overheating can result in costly damages and sometimes may even require you to replace the whole furnace.

Clogged filters can cause your system to work harder. Higher running systems result in excess energy. Replacing your air filter on time will allow the fan motor to rest and keep you from spending money on unnecessary energy costs.

Lastly, your indoor air quality can be impacted if your filters aren’t changed regularly. Poor air quality can leave you with symptoms such as itchy eyes, sneezing, coughing and wheezing. Poor indoor air quality can have a more significant effect on individuals who struggle with asthma or allergies. Homes that aren't kept up often or have pets have more dirt and dander in the air. Changing the air filter in your furnace will prevent dust, mold spores, dirt, bacteria and allergens from being in the air inside of your home.

Your furnace depends on you to perform regular maintenance. Not only will regular maintenance increase the life of your furnace, but it will keep you and your loved ones healthy as well. Call 72 Degrees at 965-7272 for all of your heating and cooling needs.

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