There are a lot of reasons why clean air filters can help your home and your health.
Air filters are easy to replace and affordable.
They can also be extremely easy to forget. I work for a local repair service and I still forget to change my own air filter every month. When your air filter is dirty, the HVAC system can suffer some damage. The air flow is restricted and this can cause wear and tear on the motor. When the air filter is dirty, the duct work becomes dirty as well and all of those dirt, dust, and germs are entering the air inside of your home. When the air filter is clogged, you can increase your home’s energy usage by at least 20%. There are lots of reasons to have clean air filters in your home, but I have seen a real difference in homes where the air filters are changed every month. The HVAC system seems to last at least three or four years longer in most cases. I have been working for an Orland Park HVAC company for the past 6 years and I have noticed a lot of trends during that time. The customers that regularly change the air filter have cleaner evaporator coils and cleaner ductwork. In some of the Orland Park homes where the air filters are not changed frequently, the ductwork is riddled with mold, mildew, bacteria, viruses, dust, pet dander and hair, and dirt. This is one of the biggest reasons why the Orland Park service company offers low rates on service tune-ups and ductwork cleaning services.