The Importance of Regularly Changing the Air Filter for Your Home AC and Heating System

Did you know how important it is to change the air filters on your home AC and heating system to maintain its smooth operation and energy efficiency? People spend up to 90 percent of their time living, working, sleeping and more indoors, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Maintaining safe air quality is another reason why it's so critical to change filters on a regular basis.

Air conditioning and heating systems are among the biggest investment people make in their homes. Proper maintenance will not only keep the systems running properly, but will save you money on your monthly energy bill. Typically, filters should be checked and replaced every month, but the recommended replacement frequency will vary from home to home.

One method to remember when to replace filters is to do it upon payment of your monthly utility bill.

Regular replacement of filters is often the most effective way to enhance the efficiency of the evaporator – the system of components that absorb heat indoors – and entire operation of the AC system. By the way, the condenser unit expels the heat outdoors. Filters with a lot of dirt on them can damage the evaporator coils, compressors and blower.

The main types of air filters are the standard kind made out of polyester or fiberglass and pleated filters that have more surface area. Electrostatic are electrically charged filters that are layered.

Call Air of Houston with any questions you may have about the air filters in the air conditioning and heating systems in your home. We offer complete tune-ups and safety checks of residential AC and heating systems, including a check and installation of filters. Call us today.

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