Check your air filter!

Check your air filter!

Five good reasons to change your air filters this season

Air filters in your furnace and air conditioner should be changed before you get them going at the start of each season. When a furnace or air conditioner is in regular use, it’s a good idea to change the filter monthly. Or, at the very least, change them every three months.

It’s important to keep those air filters squeaky clean imporve indoor air quality and to help with the longevity and efficiency of your HVAC system overall.

If you’re skeptical, here are five good reasons why it’s necessary to swap out those dirty air filters for clean ones.

Why you should check and change your air filters regularly

Improve the air quality in your home

Dirty filters affect the air quality in your home, and can make things difficult for anyone in the family with asthma or allergies. A clean filter helps get rid of pollen, dust, and other dirty particles that add to poor indoor air quality.

Pets are awesome. Unfortunately they add a lot of fur, extra dirt, and dander to your home. These substances build up quickly in air filters, so it’s a smart idea to check and change your air filter frequently with pets in the house. Keep in mind that even if you have a low or no shedding animal, all animals have dander.

Keep your HVAC system running

Dirty air filters affect the way your furnace works, and can lead to repeated maintenance calls and costly repairs. If the filter gets clogged, air can’t flow freely and could cause the system to overheat.

Help decrease your monthly energy bill

A dirty filter makes your system works harder to pump the same amount of air through the vents. If it takes more energy for the system to work properly, energy costs will increase. By swapping out the filter regularly, you will see savings on your utility and energy bills.

Extend the life of your HVAC unit

To keep your system running as long as possible, you need to change the filter!

The most common reason that an HVAC system breaks down is a dirty air filter. Overheating makes the motor work harder and eventually wear out.

If you make regular filter changes, you’re helping to maintain the overall health of your system—and saving yourself hundreds of dollars in costly repairs.

Maintains peace of mind

Replacing your air filter is simple and inexpensive. It saves money, extends the life of your system, and improves your indoor air quality. It also decreases the amount of energy your household uses.

The best part is that you can replace the filter yourself! Although you don’t need a service call, we are always more than happy to answer any questions or concerns.

Give us a call at 250.465.2490, or send us an email at

In addition to changing your filter regularly, it’s equally important to get an HVAC tune-up and regular maintenance at the start of each season.

A certified professional—like us—will check electrical connections, examine the unit for fire hazards, make sure the unit is free of carbon monoxide, examine and calibrate the thermostat, and make sure the system is top shape to continue working hard for you.

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