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The Importance of Changing Your HVAC Filter

The Importance of Changing Your HVAC Filter

We've said it time and time again that one of the most important things you can do for your HVAC system is change the filter each month. However, that doesn't mean that everyone actually heeds said advice. Maybe if you understood the importance of changing your filter, you would do it more often.

Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Your HVAC filter is responsible for catching dust, pollen, mold spores, and other harmful particles that float around in your air before going through your unit. If you don't replace it often enough, it will be clogged and dirty, and all those particles will end up back in your home for you and your family to breathe in. Yuck!

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Improve Your Unit’s Efficiency

A clean air filter is essential for allowing your unit to function properly. If the filter is dirty, it will inhibit the airflow in your unit and cause it to use more energy and work harder than it should have to. A clean filter allows your unit to function more efficiently.

Lowers Your Energy Bills

If your unit has to work harder to function with a dirty filter, it also ends up increasing your energy bills. When your unit has a new, clean filter, it won't have to work as hard and you won't see your energy bills skyrocket as a result.

Extend Your Unit’s Lifespan

There's one more thing that happens when a dirty filter causes your unit to work harder — it can shorten your unit’s lifespan. The harder your unit has to work over a long period of time, the more likely it is to break down or stop working altogether. If you want to make sure that your unit lasts its intended lifespan, it's essential to change your HVAC filters.

At Horizon, we have the skills and expertise needed to keep your HVAC system running in good shape. Give us a call today to schedule your AC tune-up or repair!