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What happens if I don’t change my air filter?

The Importance Of Changing Your Air Filter in a Timely Manner



Air FilterNo matter if you own your home or rent, having clean air filters can make a huge difference in the quality of your life. Air filters protect your home from a variety of contaminants as well as protect your heating or cooling unit from damage.

Air filters help reduce the amount of pollen, pet dander, bacteria, dust and smoke from entering your home by trapping them inside the filter. When filters become clogged or dirty the air filters cannot grab theses particles and more pollutants end up in your home.

Dirty air filters also obstruct air flow which means your heater or air conditioner has to work harder in order to keep your home at the perfect temperature. The extra dirt that is flowing around your heating or cooling system when air filters are in need of being changed can clog the unit and increase its energy use by up to 15%. This extra energy use can cause your energy bills to go through the roof.

Also, when dirty filters are left in a system over an extended period of time, the extra debris, dust, pet hair, and even cigarette smoke can build up within the unit leading to the unit breaking down, which can become costly to repair. Depending on the unit, these repairs can cost up to several hundred dollars.

Poor quality of air has been linked to several respiratory illnesses, including lung cancer and asthma. Headaches, dry eyes, nasal congestion, allergy attacks and fatigue have also been triggered by poor air quality.

These are just some of the reasons why you should have your air filters checked and possibly replaced at least twice a year. People who live in an area with heavy air pollution should have their air filters checked and changed more often.

Clean air filters means cleaner air in your home; a healthier heating and cooling system and a healthier you.

Looking for an air filter installation in the Overland Park area? Contact Priced Right Heating and Cooling at (913) 713-5911 for quick and reliable services.

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