Benefits to Replacing Your Filters

December 3, 2020

Regularly replacing the filters in your heating and cooling system is important for several reasons. Failure to do so can cause multiple problems that can cost you much more money than the cost of filters. Here are some benefits to consider.

Extends HVAC Equipment Life

Heating and cooling equipment often break down because the filter becomes dirty. As the filter gets more clogged, it restricts airflow. This can cause equipment to overheat, which reduces its longevity.

Keeps Energy Costs Down

A dirty air filter increases your energy bills. To operate efficiently, your HVAC system needs good airflow. When you regularly change your filter, you can save 5% to 15% on your monthly energy bills.

CSL Climate Control Company in Wheeling, IL, offers tune-ups for your heating and cooling system. Our priority is making sure that your system is operating efficiently and safely.

Keeps Indoor Air Quality High

The filter maintains your indoor air quality. It collects dust, dirt, pollen, pet dander and other contaminants that would otherwise circulate in your home’s air. It’s especially important to have clean filters when someone in your home has allergies or asthma.

A dirty filter can also collect moisture. This can result in the growth of mold or bacteria. If these grow on the wrong side of the filter, they end up in your indoor air.

Keeps Your Heating and Cooling System Clean

The filter keeps dust and dirt away from your heating and cooling equipment. Dust and dirt reduce the equipment’s efficiency and can lead to a breakdown. This results in unexpected repair bills.

You should check the filter every month and replace it when it’s visibly dirty. You should plan on replacing it every three months and more often if you own any pets.

CSL Climate Control Company is a locally owned HVAC company that repairs, replaces and maintains HVAC systems in Wheeling. We also offer indoor air quality equipment and services. Get in touch with us today to find out more.

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