You know you should change your air filter monthly, but do you know why?
Your home will have cleaner, healthier air when your filter is changed regularly which may help people with allergies or asthma. Think of how dirty your filter was the last time you changed it. All that dust and dirt gets circulated through your home daily, not to mention that’s the air you, your family, and your pets are breathing. Have you found yourself dusting more than usual lately? Check your air filter!
A dirty filter can allow for moisture to become trapped. If there’s moisture, there’s potential for mold spores and bacteria growth. From there, it can grow in your duct work and also circulate throughout your home and settle on counter tops, tables and any food left out.
A dirty, clogged air filter will reduce your systems lifespan by making it work harder. All that dust and debris that gets through an old, dirty filter can cause parts to malfunction therefore increasing maintenance costs. Replacing your air filter monthly maximizes the system’s efficiency. It will also save you on operating costs!
The EPA has stated that the air inside our homes is 70% more polluted than the air outside. Replacing your air filter regularly is a great first step to improving your indoor air quality.
If you need assistance with changing your filter, are unsure of the size, or don’t even know where to find it, give us a call at 785-341-4193 and have one of our technicians get you on the right track with your system’s maintenance.
De Hart Plumbing Heating and Cooling, serving Manhattan Kansas, Junction City Kansas, Wamego Kansas, Topeka Kansas, and some surrounding areas.