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What Happens If You Don’t Change Your Filter

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Your clothes and bed sheets aren’t items you would ignore changing, would you? Unfortunately, when it comes to applying that same habit to an HVAC system’s filter, most homeowners fail to check and change it within a reasonable timeframe. Here’s what will happen if you don’t check your filter monthly and change it at least every three months.

You’ll Clog Your Unit and Make it Work Harder

When it concerns heating and cooling your home in Forney, Texas, maximizing operational efficiency should be a seasonal priority. Considering that your HVAC system accounts for almost half of your electricity costs throughout the year, every proactive step helps in conserving as much energy as possible and lowering those monthly utility bills.

There are many things around your home that can become clogged and operationally inefficient, including your vacuum, faucets and drain gutters. When something obstructs these items, it hinders their performance. The same concept applies to your HVAC system’s air filter. When it becomes too clogged, it inhibits the unit from operating properly.

Of the many HVAC maintenance tasks that can help you prevent major heating and air conditioning repairs, changing your system’s air filter is the simplest do-it-yourself task. With a fresh filter, your HVAC system will cycle less frequently, operate more efficiently and even last a year or five longer over its lifespan.

You’ll Compromise Your Indoor Air Quality and Health

Speaking of clogged, your nose, throat, and lungs can all become stuffed with gunk if your HVAC filter becomes too dirty. While investing in a powerful air cleaner and other IAQ products assures your home is as healthy as a marathon runner, the first step to protect your respiratory health is to change your HVAC filter when needed.

  • Poor indoor air pollution is a top-five environmental danger
  • Pediatric asthma rates have increased by a whopping 72 percent
  • Indoor air quality can be 100 times more polluted than outdoor air

For additional information about improving your indoor air quality, or if you’re in need of an emergency air conditioning repair this summer, read on about how to keep volatile organic compounds out of your home or contact Willard Heating, Cooling & Plumbing at 972-564-9785. We look forward to helping you breathe easier.

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