You may think it’s not a big deal to change the filters near your furnace. Not doing so can lead to major consequences, including the failure of your furnace or air conditioner.
Increased Energy Bills
Clogged air filters block the airflow through your heating and cooling system. Your equipment needs to work much harder than it otherwise would, which increases your monthly energy bills. You’ll be paying more while getting no benefit from doing so.
A dirty filter can cause your furnace to fail. It has to overwork to heat your home and something will eventually break. You may even need a new furnace, which is far more expensive than an air filter that costs $40 or less.
Frozen Evaporator Coils
The evaporator coils of your air conditioning system remove heat from the air. If they don’t get enough airflow, they can freeze over and cause a total system failure. This will result in an expensive repair bill.
Hawk Heating & Air Conditioning is a local heating and cooling company that helps families in Galt, CA. Our services include repairing air conditioning and heating systems.
Dirty air filters result in dirty indoor air. Your heating and cooling system will blow dust, dirt, and contaminants into your home. This can create an unhealthy situation, especially for those who have allergies or asthma.
How Often Should You Change Air Filters?
If you have an average size home and no pets, you should change the filter every three months. If you have a pet, change it every two months and if you have multiple pets you should change it every month. Pets release a lot of dander and hair that gets collected by the filter.
Hawk Heating & Air Conditioning repairs, replaces, and maintains heaters and coolers in the greater Galt area. This includes furnaces, heat pumps, air conditioners, and packaged systems. We’re a Lennox dealer who services all makes and models. Please call today to find out more.