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Managing comfort in your Charlotte, NC, home doesn’t have to be difficult. Heating and cooling systems require filter changes every month, especially in summer and winter when they work more. These simple items play an important role in your health and well-being. Learn more about why you should take air filter replacement seriously.

A Clean Air Filter Improves Indoor Air Quality

Air filters protect your heating and cooling equipment by trapping airborne contaminants. Dirty filters cause spores, bacteria, viruses, and other microbial growth to accumulate in ductwork. These contaminants blow into your living space whenever your HVAC cycles on. If your Charlotte, North Carolina, home is tightly sealed and your filter is dirty, your HVAC will circulate pollutants through your indoor air. All those contaminants can aggravate respiratory problems and cause allergic reactions.

Monthly Air Filter Changes Improve HVAC Efficiency

As dirt accumulates, it becomes more difficult for your HVAC to heat and cool efficiently because the buildup slows down the system. The equipment has to work harder, and that causes unnecessary wear and tear that shortens the system’s lifespan. Together with regular HVAC maintenance, filter changes maximize HVAC efficiency by keeping your equipment clean. Additionally, changing your filter every month can save you up to 15 percent on energy bills.

Clean Filters Protect Expensive HVAC Equipment

Neglecting air filter changes can shave up to 10 years off the life of an HVAC unit. Dirty filters damage HVAC equipment by creating blockages. Obstructed airflow means your heater or air conditioner has to run longer and work harder to attain the desired thermostat setting. Restricted airflow is bad for indoor air quality because the air gets stagnant. Obstructions can make HVAC equipment overheat and shut down.

Make changing the air filter a part of your regular HVAC maintenance duties. Our service techs also provide this service during routine maintenance visits. A service plan is a great way to ensure that your equipment receives needed care. To learn more about our maintenance plans, call Horne Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. at 704-246-5125 today!

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