We all know that air pollution outside can harm our health, but many of us don't realize that the air inside our homes can be just as polluted. The air we breathe inside our homes can be filled with dust, pollen, pet dander, mold spores, and even bacteria and viruses. We can improve the air quality inside our homes by changing our air filters regularly.
What is an Air Filter?
Before delving into the importance of changing air filters, let’s first understand what air filters are in detail. Air filters remove impurities from the air, such as dust, dirt, pollen, and animal hair. The filter captures all the pollutants to maintain the air quality inside a home or any other type of building. Air filters force air through screens or layers of specialized materials that allow clean air to pass while capturing the pollutants.
Why Change Air Filters Regularly?
Air filters are instrumental in ensuring that indoor and outdoor air quality is at its best. Therefore, changing these devices regularly is essential to maintain peak performance and improve indoor air quality. The question then arises about how often one should change their air filters. The answer depends on several factors, like how many people live in the home, pets, types of filters used, and more. Generally, most manufacturers recommend changing air filters every three months, but it's essential to replace filters sooner if they appear dirty.
Benefits of Regularly Changing Air Filters:
Changing air filters regularly offers several benefits, including:
- Improved Air Quality: By regularly changing air filters, you clean the air inside your home, so you breathe easier and stay healthier.
- Reduced Energy Bills: Dirty air filters cause your HVAC system to work harder, reducing the efficiency and causing higher energy bills. By replacing them regularly, your system won't have to work as hard and will run more efficiently, lowering energy bills.
- Extend the Life of Your HVAC System: A dirty air filter doesn't just harm indoor air quality; it can also cause severe damage to your HVAC system by wearing it out more quickly.
Changing air filters is a small and affordable task that can keep your HVAC system running longer.
Lubbock HVAC Services
At Sinclair Heating, Cooling, Plumbing, Inc, we understand the importance of regular air filter changes for optimal HVAC performance. Our team of experts is here to assist you with any questions or concerns regarding your HVAC system. Contact us today at (806) 454-9332 to schedule a maintenance appointment and ensure your system runs at its best.