One of the most effective and least-expensive ways you can help maintain your home’s heating and cooling system is to regularly change the air filter. Sounds easy, right? Unfortunately, a vast majority of homeowners do not know how to properly change an air filter or they just don’t do it. That’s why Dixie’s trained technicians want to take a few minutes to explain to you the benefits of keeping that air filter changed and in good shape.
After air circulates through your home, it passes through the cold-air return duct and through the system’s air filter before entering the furnace to be re-heated. As this happens, the filter removes dust collected in the air through its travels. One of the greatest benefits to filtration is your family’s health. A dirty, improper or inefficient air filter can contribute to poor air quality in your home. This can trigger a plethora of unhealthy side effects, such as:
- Respiratory symptoms
- Sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Fatigue & depression
These symptoms can be caused by dirt, mold, pet dander, bacteria, etc that has not been properly filtered or removed from your heating and cooling system. A clogged air filter can also cause extensive damage to your system that could ultimately lead to costly repair or even premature replacement. Also, while helping maintaining good air quality and preventing unnecessary damage, cleaning or changing a clogged air filter can also save on utility bills.
It’s also important to remember that cleaning or changing your air filter is just one component of a regular maintenance schedule. Regular tune-ups and other maintenance including air duct cleaning/sealing and installation of air purifiers and carbon monoxide detectors could be needed. We will replace your filter on our regular maintenance visit as well. Call Dixie for more information about maintenance options. Our professional technicians have received comprehensive training on indoor air quality and the products and services available to help you and your family.