A furnace filter is necessary because it traps airborne contaminants to keep the air in your home as clean as possible. Trapping these contaminants keeps them from getting into your heating and cooling system, too. There are many reasons why you should be changing your home furnace air filter the recommended 1 time per month, such as the reasons below:
Your health is our priority which is why we want to highlight how avoiding changing your furnace air filter can have a negative effect on your body.
1. Worsens Respiratory Issues
A dirty filter causes dust to circulate in your home which can be irritating for anyone, especially those with respiratory problems. If you or a family member has asthma or allergies, you’ll notice their symptoms worsening the longer you wait to change the filter.
2. Cleaner Living Space
Constantly having to dust the shelves and wipe dust off counters can be repetitive and annoying. A dirty filter makes your surfaces dirty regardless of how many times you clean them. Save yourself lots of time and cleaning supplies by changing the filter.
3. Comfort in the Home
If you’ve ever noticed hot and cold spots throughout your house, it may be because airflow is restricted when you don’t change the filter. Because of this, some spots in the house won’t get the right amount of heating and cooling which can cause you to be uncomfortable in your living environment.
Below are three of the main reasons why not changing your furnace air filter regularly can be damaging to system itself.
1. Inefficient System
It’s no question that you want your system to run as efficiently as possible. When the filter is clogged and isn’t working to its fullest potential, your system must work much harder to do the job. Not only will this increase your carbon footprint, but it is a sure way to drive up your energy bills.
2. System Lifespan
When your furnace system is constantly working twice as hard as it should, it’ll eventually burn out long before it was expected to. Neglecting to simply change the filter is a costly and very common mistake. Avoid the issue of paying to replace your failed system by swapping out your filter when necessary.
3. Costly Maintenance
Your system may not completely fail you at first, but it may cause some issues along the way that require maintenance. Once the issue gets bad enough and it’s beyond your control, you’ll have to pay for a professional to come take a look at it. This costs you time and money and can be easily avoided.
If you have any follow-up questions or want to learn more about what we offer at PulseAir, feel free to contact us. We hope you find some time to change your furnace filter this month and every month!