In Colorado, the dry desert climate, mixed with the high elevation and dryer air, makes for dust and pollens not typically found in other areas of the United States. With sudden weather changes, temperatures ranging from hot during the day to below freezing at night, your HAVC system get a lot of use trying to keep up with all the changes. Because of the weather patterns and all the stuff that gets produced in the air, it is important to change your air filter in your HVAC system regularly. How much is regularly? We typically recommend every 3 months at the very least. If you think that’s too often, read below to find out why it is important to change out your air filters regularly and why you shouldn’t miss this basic maintenance step in caring for your HVAC system.
Improve your Indoor Air Quality
Pollens, dust, smog and other air pollutants contribute to many health-related issues. If you suffer from asthma, allergies or other respiratory issues, changing out your air filter regularly can drastically change the air quality in your home, and improve your health. Same goes for pet dander, viruses or air born bacteria. These accumulate in the air and get trapped in your air filter system. When you change out your filters on a regular basis, you prevent these indoor pollutants from re-circulating throughout your home, and continuously improve the quality of your air.
Reduce your Energy Bill
A clogged air filter works harder, therefore more energy is being used to make your heater and air conditioner work. According to the department of energy, the average home spends about $2,200 per year on utility costs. Changing out your filters regularly can reduce those costs by 5-15 percent per year!
Extend the Life of your Furnace
You may not know it but the most common reason for a heater and air conditioning system to break down is due to a dirty air filter. In some cases, if the filter is so clogged up with dirt, your HVAC system will overheat because it must work harder to pass air through the filter. Replacing your filter regularly is an easy and inexpensive way to lengthen the life of your heating system.
To get your filters inspected or to order new filters for your home or commercial HVAC system, call the professionals at American Heat Cool. We are your local, licensed and insured Carrier dealer in Denver, Colorado.