How does my home benefit from a filter change?
We’ve stressed, and then stressed again, the importance of regular filter changes. But, how exactly does your home benefit from a filter change? Well, let’s start off with a kind of scary fact – indoor air is often more polluted than your outdoor air. So, while air quality may be low outside, there could be a red level emergency right inside your home! That’s definitely not something you want to be up against, especially during the long winter months when people spend way more time indoors.
Here are a few things that can happen if you haven’t changed your filter in a while.
- A dirty filter can lead to dust accumulation inside your home. It’s hard enough keeping the home clean when you’re spending so much time indoors; don’t make your job harder!
- A dirty filter may not filter out allergy-inducing particles from your indoor air. So, if you suffer from allergies, a dirty filter will aggravate any symptoms.
- A dirty filter can lower the quality of your indoor air and lead to poor health or headaches.
- A dirty filter may cause HVAC system damage! Restricted airflow (from a dirty filter) can lead to inefficient performance, less than desirable comfort levels and potential system issues.
These are just a few ways that a dirty filter can ruin home comfort! Want more information about heating and cooling products to help purify your indoor air? Talk to your local heating and air conditioning contractor.