You’ve heard that you’re supposed to change your air filter each month. This means you’ll need to go to the store and purchase a new air filter, which might not be something you want to do at this moment. However, if it’s been a long time since you’ve traded out your home’s air filter, there are some things you should know about why this monthly task is so important.
A Dirty Air Filter Blocks Airflow
The problem with a dirty filter isn’t necessarily that your air filter is affected, though this is of concern to those with allergies and asthma. The main problem is that air cannot flow into the rooms of your home as easily. The dirt and debris stops air from getting through the filter and into the AC/heating system, and this means that you feel a lot less comfortable.
You Might Need to Make More Repairs and Spend More Money
Yes, an air filter is going to cost you some money. But because there is a limited supply of air coming into your system, the air conditioner/heater has to work even harder, resulting in potentially higher costs to operate the system.
When all the other components of your system have to pull extra weight to make up for the airflow blockage, your air conditioning and heating systems suffer. The parts become worn more quickly, and you might have to pay for repairs that cost far more than a brand new air filter.
If it’s been several months since you’ve had a clean air filter in your HVAC system, now is the time to go out and get one. Stock up! Buy a few filters now so that you don’t have to worry about it in the coming months. Changing the air filter is simple and can help you to save a lot of money in the long run.
Call Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning today to schedule air conditioning services in Colorado Springs, CO or for more helpful advice.