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Three Common Air Filter Mistakes You Should Avoid

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Avoid these rookie mistakes to save yourself time and money while maintaining high indoor air quality.

Air filters are one of those things that don't cross your mind until you have a problem with your indoor air quality. Are you noticing dirt and dust collecting around your air intake vents? It's likely due to an issue with your air filter. Read on for tips on how to make sure your air filter is improving, and not hurting, your air quality.

Mistake #1: Not Changing Your Air Filter…at All

The purpose of an air filter is to prevent dust and dirt from circulating through your building. While air filters are great at this, they can only hold a certain amount of debris. If they are not changed regularly, eventually, that dust and dirt have nowhere to go but through your vents.

Mistake #2: Letting Your HVAC Work Too Hard

When the air filter is dirty, your energy bill will be much higher. That's because your system has to work much harder to push air past the debris. Your air conditioner also will not be able to cool the air as efficiently as it would be able to do if the filter were clean. That means your system has to run for a much longer time to reach your desired temperature.

Mistake #3: Not Knowing How Often to Change a Filter

When a dirty air filter is in your home, you and your loved ones are more likely to suffer from allergies, asthma, or get sick. It's imperative that the air you breathe at home be as clean as possible to keep you healthy. Knowing when to change your air filter is important. Talk with a heating and cooling professional to learn how often your filter needs changing.

Are you ready to clean up the air in your home? Get in touch with our team at H.H. Hovey Heating and Cooling, Inc., serving Winston Salem, NC and surrounding areas, today. We'll get your indoor air quality up to par!

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