The air filter in your home is an important part of your heating and cooling system. It helps to keep the air clean and free from dust, mold spores, pollen, and other airborne materials. But if the filter is dirty or clogged, it can have serious consequences for your health and your wallet. When a filter is dirty, it restricts airflow and causes the heating and cooling system to work harder than it should.
This can lead to premature wear and tear, total system failure, or costly utility bills every month. In addition, a clogged filter can fill your home with dust and allergens that can cause physical symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, chest tightness, and a disorder of cold symptoms that you may not be able to get rid of. Contaminants and small particles can make you sick if you don't keep the filter clean. Over time, these contaminants build up in the ducts and are free to blow throughout the house.
Inhaling these contaminants can exacerbate symptoms associated with a cold or respiratory infection, not to mention the flu. For people with asthma, these particles can cause an asthma attack. To make sure your air conditioning system works cleanly and efficiently, book an air conditioner tune-up with Action Furnace. Check the color of the filter to see if it has turned dark or gray - this is a sign that it needs to be changed.
If you have pets or smokers in your home, you may need to change the filter more often to avoid problems with indoor air quality. Changing your home's air filter is one of the simplest yet most powerful ways to protect and preserve the expensive systems that heat and cool your home, and keep your family comfortable during hot summers and cold winters. Sign up for a maintenance plan so that someone can check your heating and air conditioning twice a year. Action Furnace air conditioning technicians are highly trained and qualified to ensure you get the best performance for your home cooling system. Keep track of when the filter changes and set a reminder on your phone or computer to remind you to change it every month. This will help ensure that your air conditioning system works cleanly and efficiently, while also protecting your health from contaminants in the air.