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    Replacing Your Air Filter


  • Replacing Your Air Filter

    June 26, 2014

    Ideally, you should have your heating and cooling system on a regular maintenance schedule. By regularly scheduling HVAC services in Orlando you benefit from efficient fuel and energy consumption, which can translate to lower energy bills overall.

    Plus, in between maintenance visits, you can extend the life of your HVAC unit by changing the air filter regularly.

    Four Reasons to Change Your Air Filter

    1. Avoid HVAC Repairs and Failure: Many home owners don’t know that dirty air filters are a common cause of HVAC failure. The dirt clogging the filter restricts air flow, straining the fan motor and possibly causing eventual motor burn out, overheating and even complete failure.

    2. Lower Energy Costs: The longer you wait to replace an air filter, the more you spend on energy bills because the fan motor has to work twice as hard to get air flowing, using more energy to get the job done.

    3. Environmentally Responsible: Dirty air filters cause your home to use more energy, which increases your carbon footprint.

    4. Air Quality: The dirtier you allow your air filter to get, the more it will affect allergies and asthma for everyone in your home.

    How Long Does an Air Filter Last?

    The life span of an air filter varies based on a number of factors. For instance, if you have a pet or live in an environment with more pollen, dust or other air particles that quickly attach to your air filter then it is a good idea to change the filter frequently.

    For a typical American household consisting of two adults, two children and the requisite family pet, changing the air filters once a month is recommended.  If you are using the store bought filters, they tend to not have the capacity to go longer than 30 days without compromising efficiency.

    If you have any questions about what kind of filter to use, how to replace the air filter, or anything of the like, one of our knowledgeable technicians at American Air & Heat will be glad to help you.