Dirty HVAC Filters: How They Impact Your Home
The dangers of not properly maintaining your HVAC system can have a major effect on both your family and your home.
From higher energy bills to possible illness, the filters that are responsible for keeping the air quality in your home clean must be changed or cleaned regularly to ensure these negative aspects of dirty filters do not start to wreak havoc on your home.
The following are top issues that may arise from neglecting to change out your system’s air filters as well as what you can do to prevent them.
The Impact Of Dirty Air Filters
The air filters in your HVAC system are the first line of defense against harmful airborne germs, viruses, dust, germs, etc.
Older filters that have not been replaced can trigger allergic reactions and aggravate illnesses such as asthma.
It has been proven that indoor air pollution can be as high as two times that of outside air, therefore it is imperative that filters are changed as to not spread airborne mold and viruses that can have a negative impact on your family’s health.
Air filters that have not been replaced can also lead to higher energy bills, as filters that are dirty and covered with debris makes it harder for clean air to pass through. The cleaner the air filter, the more efficient your HVAC system becomes, cutting into your monthly electric bills.
Air Filter Care and Prevention
Despite all of the negative aspects that accompany dirty air filters, the good news is that all of this is preventable with proper care.
The most important step in ensuring a healthy environment with clean air quality is to change out your HVAC system’s air filters once every month.
If you live in an area where are not using your system daily, be sure to change out your filters at least once every three months to ensure your filters are staying clean.
If you have any questions about the health of your HVAC system, or feel that it may be time to have your system inspected by a professional, be sure to give the team at Alps a call at 800-994-2577.