Let’s face it, changing your HVAC filter is not something that’s on the top of our to-do lists. We’ve got kids to worry about, jobs to take care of, and houses to keep clean.
However, ignoring the need for an HVAC filter change can actually cause some pretty big problems. That’s why, despite our tendency to delay it, taking care of your filter is extremely important.
If you’re still not convinced that you really do need an HVAC filter replacement, we’re here to tell you the benefits of a simple change. Here are 4 reasons you should regularly change your air filter.
1. Dirty Filters Lead to Dust and Pollen Buildups
Have you found yourself or your family members constantly sneezing? There’s a chance that it’s more than just allergies that are to blame. When you put off changing your air filter for your HVAC system, dust and pollen can get built up inside the filter. This leads to those materials being pumped into your home and getting breathed in, causing asthma and allergic reactions. Professional technicians like the team at Rodman’s Heating & Air Conditioning can help you get an HVAC filter material that keeps your home’s air quality at its best. If you notice excess sneezing or dust in the air, it may be time to give us a call and get your filters changed.
2. Clogged HVAC Filters Lead to Higher Utility Bills
It’s not just your health that gets affected by your air filters. It’s your wallet, too. When you let dust and debris build up in your HVAC filters it stops the air from flowing through. This means that it takes your heating or cooling system longer to get your home to the proper temperature. Your furnace or AC system ends up running for longer periods of time. All of a sudden, you’ve racked up huge utility bills just to keep your house at its normal temperature!
3. A Blocked Filter Damages Your HVAC Systems
Imagine if you had to work twice as hard at everything you did just to achieve average results? That’s how your HVAC filter feels when it has to work to overcome blocked filters. The result is that your HVAC filter ends up expending more energy and being subjected to more wear and tear than is necessary. You end up paying more money in HVAC repairs and shortening the life of your heating and cooling systems.
4. A Clean Filter Leads to a Clean Home
When your HVAC filters are filled with dust, dirt, and debris, those particles get blown into your home. Eventually, the particles settle on your floors and furniture, creating dust and dirt in your home. Having a clean filter helps prevent unwanted particles from getting into your space. It keeps your furniture and floors cleaner, requiring less effort on your part to keep the home tidy.
Service Your Air Filters Before It’s Too Late
It’s tempting to ignore your air filters. However, doing so can lead to a lot of headaches for you and your family.
Rather than waiting until your HVAC systems are damaged or your family is suffering from poor air quality, get your HVAC filter cleared out proactively and your ducts cleaned.
The team at Rodman’s Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help you with HVAC filter replacements and all other maintenance and repair services in Ajax and throughout the Durham Region. Give us a call and let’s get your air filters switched out.