Based on your response to our survey, you may want to replace your filters. It looks like it’s been some time since you last changed your filters and this can cause your HVAC system to work harder than necessary, which will cause your system to run inefficiently and increase your energy bill.
What do Air Filters do?
Primarily, air filters help block dust and particles from collecting on your heating and air conditioning system’s internal components. More specifically, filters prevent particles and dust from getting on your system’s blower wheel and indoor coil. In addition, some filters also filter out pet dander and allergens in your home.
How Often should I Replace My Air Filter?
We suggest checking your air filter monthly to monitor the need to replace it. Most likely you’ll need to replace it every three months. However, the answer to this question depends on the type of air filter your system requires, the season, and environmental factors inside your home. Another factor to consider is if your home has pets or a high occupancy. If either of these are true for your household, you may need to replace your filter more frequently.
If you have any questions please contact our Care Team at 844-823-4663.
More Energy Saving Tips:
- Replace your air filter monthly. A dirty filter can restrict air flow and cause your system to work harder than it needs to.
- Remove obstructions, such as furniture, away from air vents and return registers. Obstructions can slow or hinder air circulation.
- Install a programmable thermostat, which allows you to set the temperature in your home higher when you’re away or at work. Your air conditioner won’t run as often, so you’ll save energy when you’re not home.
- Lower the thermostat on your water heater. Water heaters sometimes come from the factory with high temperature settings, but a setting of 120 degrees provides comfortable hot water for most uses.
- Have a certified HVAC professional check your air conditioning and heating system annually. An inspection can help control energy costs and prevent costly maintenance.
- Consider a home service plan to protect your air conditioning and heating system. With a home service plan, when something breaks down, a trained and certified technician will make the necessary repairs and help keep your system running efficiently year-round.