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3 Reasons Changing Your Air Filters Matters

Arianne Large - Thursday, April 19, 2018

How one simple practice can improve your indoor air quality year round.

Your indoor air quality matters. It affects how you feel, your health, and the welfare of everyone in your home. How can you make it better? There’s one simple thing you can do to improve your indoor air quality. Let’s take a look at three reasons changing your air filters matters:

Reason #1: To Filter the Air before You Breathe It

Your HVAC air filter is your first line of defense when it comes to your indoor air quality. As your heating and cooling systems pull in air, it goes through the air filter, trapping dust, dirt, small particles, and other airborne pollutants that would otherwise continue to circulate throughout your house. Changing your air filter regularly ensures that it can keep working the way it should.

Reason #2: To Protect Your HVAC System

The primary job of your air filter is to protect your HVAC equipment from dirt and debris that can get pulled into it during a normal cycle. If you’re changing your filters regularly, you’re protecting the equipment, so it can work more effectively and efficiently, which in turn helps contribute to cleaner air in your home.

Reason #3: Dirty Ducts

Dirty air filters mean fewer air pollutants are getting filtered out, and more are ending up in your ductwork. Every time your heating and cooling system blows warm or cool air into your home, that air is blowing through the ducts. If the ducts are dirty, that air is moving over the dust and dirt that has built up inside the ducts before it heads out into your house. This can be a big factor in compromised indoor air quality.

One of the easiest ways to breathe easier is to change your HVAC air filters regularly. For more information on how you can improve your indoor air quality, our expert team at Helms Heating and Cooling.