How Often Should I Change My Air Filters, and Why?

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If you value the comfort of your home, you owe it to yourself to properly maintain your heating and air conditioning system. Maintenance is what allows your A/C to reliably circulate comfortable, clean air throughout your home, and the single most important element of HVAC maintenance is replacing air filters.
Andersen Heating & Cooling understands air filters are the first line of defense between clean and dirty air in your home. The more family members, including pets, in the household, the more unwanted particles and debris that a filter will pick up. These factors can play a role in determining how often to change a filter, but the most common rule of thumb is at least once a month. However, you may want to check your filter more frequently. If it’s clearly dirty, it’s time for a change.

The top reasons why Andersen recommends you should change your filters regularly:

You’ll Breathe Easier

Air filters collect pet dander, dust, and other debris that are allergens for many people and can have adverse asthmatic effects for others. Clean filters are the first line of defense from harmful airborne particles.

It Saves Money

This alone should be incentive enough to stay on top of filter replacement. Air filters become clogged as they keep various particles from being pumped back into the air. The more clogged a filter gets, the harder the entire HVAC unit has to work to move air. Lower efficiency means higher bills, which can be easily avoided with a quick filter change.

It REALLY Saves Money

High energy bills are one thing, but a full replacement of an HVAC system can really hurt your wallet. Clogged air filters allow dirt and other particles to cause serious damage to your HVAC system. A clean filter will increase the lifespan of your unit. Andersen Heating and Cooling is dedicated to the comfort of your family! Remember call 704-596-2525 and Andersen’s on the way!