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3 Reasons Your Air Filter Needs to Be Changed
Thursday, September 14, 2017
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An energy services provider will never tell you not to bother changing your air filters. Although many people see them as unimportant, they are a vital part of your HVAC system. Air filters, if properly maintained, keep you and your family safe from pollutants and even fire risks, as an untended filter might not be able to prevent larger debris from getting into more sensitive areas of the system. Additionally, clogged filters are one of the leading causes of HVAC system breakdowns.

Here are three important reasons you need to change your air filters regularly:

1. Dirty Filters Mean Energy Usage without Air Movement

Moving air is a huge part of your HVAC system's job, but dirty filters make this much more difficult. The restricted movement of air means the various living areas in your home won't be receiving the right amount of ventilation. This, aside from straining the unit, can make your house's inhabitants uncomfortable regardless of the temperature setting.

2. Not Cleaning Filters Builds Dust and Drains Energy Efficiency

Dirty filters translate to slower moving air, which allows dust particles to settle in your ducts and on surfaces within the house, as opposed to flowing through the system and filter. Duct cleaning is much more involved than changing a filter, but failing to do the latter will lead to the former. Also, dirty ducts will hurt your efficiency by making the system work much harder to keep conditions comfortable.

3. You Could Be Using the Same Energy Levels for Less Output

Cooled or heated air can get stuck in the heater or air conditioner if the filters block up, which leads to a heightened risk of freezing or overheating. If this happens, you may find that the system is producing air that does nothing but move around, meaning you're using energy for no results whatsoever. Over time this can worsen, as wear and tear on the unit increases, and you may notice energy bills that rise steadily month after month.

Air filters see neglect far too often, especially given how important their job is. At G+S Energy we're experienced with all manners of HVAC system issues, and we can help you rectify existing problems while also preventing future complications.

To learn about how our energy services can help you reduce your energy consumption, contact our team of professionals today!

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