A majority of homes use air filters to clean the air circulating through the ventilation systems. Here are some easy ways to cut costs and increase efficiency while saving money.
Replace Air Filters Every 3 Months
You might think that changing air filters less frequently saves money, but that’s not true. As air filters pull dust and other material from the air, that material sits on the filter and it becomes more difficult for air to pass through. Think of it this way, when you get congested it’s harder to breathe… the same thing applies to your HVAC unit…This means that your HVAC system has to work even harder and run even longer than it would with a clean air filter.
Increase Lifespan & Costly Maintenance
HVAC systems working harder trying to push air through dirty or clogged air filters are more likely to experience expensive breakdowns. To avoid the hassle and cost of this extra maintenance it is best to change your air filters every 3 months.
Increase Efficiency by Using the Correct Type of Filter
You may know that air filters come in many different sizes, but there are also many different types. Instead of sticking with economy air filters, your system might run more efficiently (which saves money!) by using high-performance air filters.
Learn about the filter performance rating FPR, MERV, MPR – it doesn’t matter!
Fewer Doctor Visits
Don’t just settle with just any old cheap air filter. OSHA has a report that informs us that poor indoor air quality (IAQ) in homes and workplaces can lead to numerous health consequences including irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat; headaches; dizziness; rashes; and muscle pain and fatigue. Paying a little extra for an air filter, you can help eliminate visits to the doctors and medication.
Reduce your HVAC costs by replacing air filters every 3 months and making sure you’re using the best type of filter for your needs. This keeps your system running at peak efficiency and leads to improved health.