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As a homeowner, you hear repeatedly to make sure you change your filter. But do you know why it’s important?  Despite the encouragement to change filters regularly, many fail to do so, so we at National Air Warehouse want to tell you the TOP 5 reasons why changing your filters regularly is vital to the life and efficiency of your HVAC unit.

  • CLOGGED FILTERS REDUCE AIRFLOW

Air conditioners require a certain volume of airflow to function.  If a unit can’t reach that level, it won’t operate as it is designed to, and will eventually stop working altogether.

  • DIRTY AND COMPACTED COILS

Failure to change your filters regularly allows dirt to build upon your coils.  This will lead to front build on both coils and fans, which makes the unit work harder to achieve the set temperature.

  • SKYROCKETING POWER BILLS

With your cooling capacity compromised and airflow diminished, your unit will consume significantly higher levels of power. 

  • POLLUTED AIR IN YOUR HOME

When your filter is too dirty to stop the airborne particles, this means they are left to linger in your home for you, your family, and even your pets to inhale.  These particles include dust, dirt, pollen, and many others that are not visible to the human eye.  Breathing any of these pollutions in can impact your household’s health, often increasing the severity of already existing conditions.

  • REDUCES LIFE EXPECTANCY

Failure to change your filter leads to many issues, which ultimately means your system is working harder than normal to both cool and heat your home.  Not only does this contribute to inefficiency in how the system works and higher power bills, but it can also lead to your system overworking and/or breaking down completely.

As you can see there are many damaging factors that show you just how important changing your filter can be.  Remember to mark your calendar monthly to change your filter or call us here at Nationwide Home Solutions to schedule maintenance and let us do the “dirty” work for you!

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