5 Benefits of Air Filter Maintenance

It seems like you only have to turn your back for a second before everything in your home is covered in dust. Have you ever noticed how much dust can build up in your home over just a few days? Well, dust builds up just as fast in the air filters of your air conditioning system. As the dust builds up, these air filters become less and less effective at filtering the air.

1. You’ll save money

By having your air filters cleaned and maintained on a regular basis you will be not only letting them filter the air as they should, you will also be protecting the health of your entire air conditioning system. This small bit of maintenance can save you a great deal of money in the long run. Dirty or clogged filters mean that the air cannot travel through the system as effectively and this can cause overheating of the unit

2. Enjoy cleaner air

The filter needs cleaning regularly because it is doing its job well. It is filtering out the dust and other particles in the air within your home that you don’t want to breath in. If the air filter is not cleaned or replaced on a regular basis then the air in your home is not as clean or as healthy as it could be. This can be very bad for the health of yourself and your family.

The dust and mould spores that build up in the air of a home with a poorly maintained air filter can cause severe irritation to the lungs and throat if left unchecked over time. You may experience the same symptoms as seasonal allergies such as a runny nose, a cough or frequent sneezes. If you are prone to chest infections or have been diagnosed with asthma you may experience a flare-up with those too. To avoid all of this, all you need to do is make sure that your air filters are regularly cleaned or replaced by a qualified professional.

3. Your air conditioner will last a lot longer

Clogged air filters put a great deal of strain on the HVAC system and over time the extra workload can put in some real wear and tear on your air conditioning system. Most air conditioning units will last for well over a decade but this lifespan can be significantly shortened if they are not maintained. All it takes is regular maintenance of the air conditioning unit to ensure that you get the most out of it in the long run and you will not need to replace the unit sooner than you have to.

4. Save the planet

Now that you know that a dirty air filter requires more energy to keep going, it stands to reason that a clean air filter uses less power. So, by cleaning your air filters you will be helping to reduce your carbon footprint. Considering how often you use your air conditioning unit, the amount of energy that you will be saving over time really adds up.

5. Save on utility bills

This saving is also carried over to your utility bill each month. Why pay more than you have to when all you need to do is ensure that you keep your air filters clean and replace them when they need to be. The best way to ensure that you’re not spending more on your utility bills than you need to get in touch with a professional HVAC team and have them inspect your unit.