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Virginia Air Tip - Change Your Air Filter Regularly

It is very important for you to make sure that you change your air filter on a regular basis because that will keep the air inside your home clean. It is estimated that Americans spend 90 percent of their time indoors. The Environmental Protection Agency has stated that the air inside of homes is 70 percent more polluted than the air outdoors. Poor air quality is one of the most common public health risks.

 dirty air filters reduce whole home performance when it comes to energy efficiency

You should not wait until the air filter is dirty to change it. You should check your air filter’s condition on a regular basis. Your system is working harder during the winter and summer months, which is why changing the air filter is very important. Your HVAC system will have to put in more effort to heat and cool your home if the filter is dirty.

A clogged air filter will not only cause your system to work harder, but it can also cause it to perform less efficiency. Additionally, your system’s lifespan will be shortened if it is has to work harder. There are several ways that you can benefit from changing the air filter.

Below are some of those benefits:

Improved Indoor Air Quality

There are many types of filters, but they all work in a very similar way. The HVAC system’s filter is responsible for keeping your home free of mold, dust, pollen, allergens and other toxins. Your air will be cleaner if you change the air filter regularly.

Realize Home Energy Savings

A dirty air filter will cause the HVAC system to work harder. Your system will use more energy and work less efficiently. This means that you will be spending a lot more on your electric bill. On the other hand, a clean air filter will help reduce your electric bill.

Increase The Longevity Of Your System

Did you know that neglect and dirt are the main things that cause a heating and cooling system to fail? Clean filters help prevent dirt and dust from building up inside of your system. This will help your system last for a longer period of time.

Better For The Environment

Again, your system has to work harder to heat or cool your home if it does not have a clean air filter. This will also cause more greenhouse gases and toxins to be released into the environment.

See your manufacturer if you want specific recommendations for replacing or cleaning the air filter. Maintaining a pure air filter will help save you money on repairs and help your HVAC system last a lot longer.

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