Health starts at home, and part of creating an environment in which to thrive is to monitor the indoor air quality of a home. While there are various ways one can make the house more breathable, changing the air filter regularly is one of the most fundamental tasks. For several reasons, changing your air filter is a simple chore that can change your home’s health dramatically.
A Healthy HVAC System
The HVAC system regulates the indoor air quality and temperature of your home, bringing fresh air in and pumping old air out. Your house should be fresh and free from dust mites, mold. The air filter plays an important part in making sure debris like dust, pollen, pet dander, and more don’t get into your ductwork and flow throughout the house. When the filter clogs with debris, air can no longer pass through it into the system, making the machine overwork. A dirty air filter is one of the most common reasons HVAC systems fail, and it does not have to be.
A Breathable House
Without the ability for fresh air to flow through all the rooms, the house’s breathability suffers. The house becomes dustier, and the HVAC unit cannot keep rooms ventilated. The home’s temperature may also suffer, especially if the difference between it’s temperature and the outside’s vary greatly. If anyone in your home suffers from allergies, they could become worse for the lack of airflow. An HVAC unit with a new air filter can flush germs and contaminants from the home, improve home comfort, and make breathing easier.
Lower Energy Bills
Lastly, regularly changing your air filter will keep your energy bills lower than if your filter remained clogged. When the HVAC unit doesn’t have to work as hard, it will run on less energy, and in return you won’t have to pay as much. Contrarily, if your energy bills are significantly higher than the surrounding neighborhood’s, you will know that something in your system is wrong. Changing your air filter every two or three months, depending on how fast dust accumulates, is an easy task that’s just as important as cleaning the dishes or washing the laundry. Replacing the air filter makes for an all-around healthier home.
HVAC SYSTEMS FROM GROUND LOOP
If you are concerned about high electricity bills in the winter, consider investing in geothermal heat pumps to help alleviate some of those costs. With many experienced technicians available, Ground Loop Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. can solve all your air conditioning system problems. If you are interested in creating the most comfortable environment for your family to enjoy, contact Ground Loop Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.today.
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