Why Regularly Changing Your Filter is Critical to AC/Heating System Durability and Efficiency

April 1, 2020

Did you know that regularly changing your AC/heating system filter is one of the most critical, yet easiest ways to extend the overall life of your system? It’s also one of the most important do-it-yourself maintenance steps you can perform to maintain peak efficiency. How often you should change the filter varies based on a number of factors: the size of the home and HVAC system, how many people and pets live there, and the type of filter used (e.g., fiberglass versus pleated), as well as whether anyone in the home smokes. Taking all these factors into account, the AC/heating filter needs changed anywhere between every one to every six months. At GVEC Home, we recommend at least inspecting, if not changing the filter every month regardless of the above factors. Here are some top reasons to change your HVAC system filter regularly. Better Air Quality The filter’s main purpose is to collect particles that would otherwise float into the indoor air. A clean filter works more efficiently and leads to better air quality in your home. It can catch things like dust, pet dander, pollen, smoke and microorganisms that worsen allergies and can even make you sick. Excessive buildup...

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