One of the most important home maintenance tasks – one that keeps your air conditioner and heating system in shape – is one you can do yourself, without any special tools: replace your air filters regularly.
During season of high use – like during the height of the summer heat – the filters of your air conditioner get dirty fast. Many homeowners change out their filters in spring and fall, but it’s critical to check the air filters during the middle of summer as well.
This is a maintenance job that should not be put off! Here are a few reasons for making sure your air filters are clean:
- A dirty filter can increase your energy usage by up to 15 percent – that means higher utility bills.
- A dirty filter can lead to a dirty coil, affecting the performance of your air conditioner.
- A clean filter keeps the air in your home clean, so your family stays healthy. Asthma and allergies can get worse if the air filter is dirty.
Of course, if you purchase a preventative maintenance plan for your HVAC system, changing the filters is just one of the services provided. Many other measurements, inspections, and tweaks are included to keep your system in top working order.
To learn more, call or email Smoky Mountain Heating & Airand speak to one of our technicians about our maintenance plans. We’ll be happy to help you any way we can.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about air filters and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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