air filter replacementIn a number of ways, your home is a living, breathing machine, with plenty of parts that must be running smoothly in order for it to operate efficiently and effectively. While air filter replacement may not seem like a big deal in the grand scheme of things, a dirty filter can actually impact your household in a number of ways.

Six Reasons to Make Air Filter Replacement a Habit

  • HVAC system longevity — In order for a HVAC system to function properly, maintaining good air flow is absolutely essential. If air flow becomes restricted by a dirty air filter, it can eventually cause the motor to overheat and burn out. In fact, having a dirty air filter is the biggest reason for system failure. 
  • Saves energy — When your system’s air filter isn’t clean, your HVAC system’s motor is forced to work harder, thereby using more energy than it should. Replacing the filter will immediately save you energy.
  • Better air quality — Your system’s air filter is responsible for removing dangerous pollutants from the air that can enter your lungs and cause all sorts of respiratory issues. This is especially important for those who suffer from allergies and asthma, children in particular. 
  • Cleaner ductwork — When your filter is dirty, some of this can leak over into your home’s ducts, making it necessary for them to be cleaned by an HVAC technician or even to be replaced entirely. As you can imagine, this can be quite a costly affair.
  • Lower your carbon footprint — If you’re concerned with “being green,” air filter replacement is definitely a way to help lower your home’s impact on the environment. 
  • Decreases your energy bill — The less your HVAC system needs to work in order to heat or cool your home, the more money you’ll save on energy usage each month.

For more expert advice about air filter replacement, or for any other home comfort concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact the friendly professionals at Gentry Heating, Inc. We’ve been serving the heating and cooling needs of the Asheville area since 1963.

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