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What Happens When Your Air Filter is Dirty?

dean's professional plumbing, heating, air & drainsWhen was the last time you changed your HVAC unit’s air filter? If it’s been a while, you might want to make that your next weekend DIY project. It’s important that homeowners remember to swap out their air filters once every three months, but you should check it every month when your system is in heavy use to see if it needs to be changed sooner. This is a crucial step in home maintenance — but do you know why?

What Happens When Your Air Filter Is Dirty:

  1. Your System Doesn’t Work As Efficiently – When your air filter is clogged, it isn’t working as efficiently. This means that it puts extra strain on your HVAC system to keep your home a comfortable temperature.
  2. Air Flow is Restricted – When your air filters are dirty and clogged, air can not pass through your vents as efficiently. This means that air flow can be restricted in your home. You may find that your air conditioning unit isn’t blowing cool air like it used to.
  3. You’re Spending More Money – Since your unit has to work harder to push air through your home, you are using more energy and in turn, spending more money to keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

If you have any questions about how to care for your home’s HVAC system, or you run into any problems, do not hesitate to reach out to our technicians here at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drains. We are here to help you keep your systems running year-round.

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