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Why You Need to Change Your Air Filter Now

A man changing the air filter in a ductless unit

Though it’s easily overlooked, your air filter is an essential part of your HVAC system. This one small part plays a major role in maintaining your health and home comfort. Changing the wait filter is a fast and easy job, but it’s one that’s often forgotten by today’s busy Slaton, Texas, homeowners. Here are some compelling reasons to get on top of this task.

Dirty Filters Mean Dirty Air

If your air filter isn’t getting changed at least once every three months, it’s too dirty to operate properly. Your HVAC system’s air filter is responsible for stopping dust, dander, mold, mildew, and other pollutants in the air. A clean filter will pull air through the home easily and efficiently, keeping things clean. When the filter becomes clogged, it can’t circulate as much air, leaving your home with lingering pollutants.

Clogged Filters Diminish Efficiency

Think about the effort it would take for you to suck air through a clean piece of cloth versus one that was covered in dust on the opposite side. Your HVAC system works the same way. It will take a lot more effort to pull air through a dirty filter than a clean one. Not only are you dealing with dirtier air, you’re also paying more for heating and cooling when your air filter isn’t properly maintained.

Poor Maintenance Means More Repairs

If your air filter is caked with dust, other parts of your system are going to get dirty as well. This creates added wear and tear, putting the whole furnace or air conditioner under more strain than necessary. Over time, a neglected system will age faster and require more repairs. Changing your air filter now is the first step toward a healthier and more affordable system.

Pair your regular filter changes with prompt annual maintenance visits to keep your HVAC system in top shape. If you’re overdue for a tuneup, contact Sinclair Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, Inc. at 844-749-2665. We’ll get your system in great shape for prime comfort and efficiency.