Why Do I Have to Replace my Home’s Air Filters?

If your home happens to have central air conditioning, you might be faced with the task of having to change out your air filter every few months. Although this is standard practice for most homeowners, some would instead put off this simple task since their unit continues to work fine — or so they think. However, it’s essential to pay close attention to this “accessory.” Here’s why:

Regulates the Air

Do you know what’s lingering in your home’s air? For most homeowners, it might be the scent of a freshly baked apple pie or a candle in the living room — but what about the notes you can’t smell that are destroying your indoor air quality?

One of the primary purposes of your air filter is to make sure that it’s weeding out any potentially harmful debris from not only circulating around your home, but to steer clear of your respiratory system, too. If you neglect to change your air filter, harmful pollutants will sneak past the filter’s frame, and the rest is history.

Helps System Efficiency

Picture this: you’re driving to work, and the road you usually take has a blockage in it. Instead of being able to go around it, you happen to make a u-turn and find a different route. Believe it or not, the same concept occurs when your air system is using an old filter.

Just like that road blockage, debris and dander will clog the pores in the filter, which will make it twice as hard for your unit to produce the cool air that you desire. Since your system will be in overdrive, this will increase your monthly energy bills to new heights due to the excessive force.

Another thing to keep in mind is that when a unit works overtime, there is the possibility that it could break down, too, or need maintenance more frequently. Therefore, you’ll want to make sure that you’re changing your air filters regularly to avoid any potential problems.

Need to Schedule an Air Conditioning Maintenance Appointment?

Look no further than Manchester’s Proactive Comfort. For expert service and repairs, give us a call at (603) 239-2346 to schedule your appointment. We also serve customers throughout Hooksett, Nashua, and Hillsborough County.