An annual maintenance tune-up can go a long way to helping your HVAC system last longer and run at its most efficient all year-round. However, there are a few steps you can do yourself to make sure your system stays operating at its peak between maintenance services. But perhaps no step is easier than simply changing your air filter. Your air filter is a small and inexpensive but vitally important part of both your heater and your air conditioner, but it must be changed periodically.
How often you should change your filter depends on a few factors, including the amount of use your system gets, your home’s air quality requirements, and the air quality outside your home. Generally, most manufacturer specifications will say that you should change your air filter every two to three months, however this number can increase or decrease for numerous reasons. These “aggravating factors” will make you need to change your filter more frequently to keep your home happy, healthy, and comfortable.
If you have two or more of these aggravating factors in your home, (i.e. a large family and poor outdoor air quality or pets and allergy sensitivity) you should definitely check your filter more frequently than someone who does not. If none of these factors affect you, you most likely can get away with up to six months between changing your filter. If you face many of these issues, you might want to consider replacing your filter every month, particularly if you used your heating or air conditioning system a lot during that month.
If you need an air conditioning or heating tune-up call the Raleigh HVAC experts at R & S Mechanical! We recognize how important a clean and efficient home climate control system can be, and we strive to help you save money by providing exceptional workmanship at outstanding prices to residents all across the area. Scheduling a maintenance service twice a year can help you save as much as $450 per year, and our friendly and highly-trained technicians can perform this maintenance for you to keep your home running smoothly.Schedule your maintenance service today! Call R & S Mechanical at 919-948-1351 or contact us online and check out our other great service specials we offer!
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