One of the most overlooked parts of keeping your home's HVAC system running smoothly is your air filter. While it is a task that doesn't seem important, remembering to change your air filter every 30 to 90 days is an important part of making sure your HVAC system performs the way you need it to. Milestone has made a list of four reasons why it is important to change your air filter on a regular basis.
1 - Extend the Life of Your Equipment When your filter becomes clogged, it can put additional strain on your HVAC system. This is because air can't flow freely through a filter full of dust and debris. Therefore, it creates extra pressure, so your equipment needs to work harder to get airflow to your system. Over time, this will lead to your HVAC system to burn out faster.
2 - Improved Indoor Air Quality Your air filter helps trap air pollutants such as dust, pollen, and mold spores. When your filter gets too dirty, it is no longer effective at filtering your air. Instead, these pollutants pass through your filter and get into your air ducts, where they're distributed throughout your home. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, this can make your indoor air up to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air.
3 - Better Performance When air flows freely through your air filter, your HVAC equipment doesn't have to work as hard to produce the same heating and cooling effects. This means your home will be more evenly heated or cooled. 4 - Saving Money Changing your air filter saves money in multiple ways. Your HVAC system will be more efficient, meaning you won't have to use as much energy to get the same effect, which leads to lower utility bills. You'll also spend less money on costly repairs because your system isn't overstraining itself. Milestone Has HVAC Services At Milestone, we offer a number of heating and AC services, including an annual AC tune-up, which includes changing your air filters. We'll make sure your AC system is working it's best while upholding our five customer guarantees.