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Your air filter plays a very important role in the operation of your HVAC system. Dirt and microscopic bits of debris can not only affect the performance of your system but also make the air in your Helendale home less safe. Checking and replacing your filter is part of a sound HVAC maintenance strategy. Here are a few things to keep in mind if you’re wondering when your filter needs to be replaced:

It’s Dirty

Your eyes won’t deceive you. If your air filter looks dirty, it’s likely time to change it. Your filter will likely need to be changed every 1 to 3 months, depending on how much use your system gets. Make a reminder to do a visual inspection at those intervals. This is the easiest way to avoid some of the other problems a dirty filter can cause.

Reduced Air Quality

With a dirty filter installed, you’re essentially filling your home with dirty, unhealthy air. And when your home’s air quality takes a hit, so can your well-being. If you or others in your household are experiencing more headaches than usual, are getting sick more often, or feel more tired than usual, your filter could be the culprit. Inspect it, and if necessary, change it as quickly as possible.

Higher-Than-Usual Power Bills

Your filter is going to get dirty no matter what you do. You can experience issues if you run your system with a dirty filter for a prolonged period of time. The dirtier your filter is, the harder your HVAC system has to work to function properly. And the harder your system has to work, the more power it uses. Changing your filter regularly can help you avoid expensive power bills.

For more information about inspecting and replacing your air filter, take a look at the services provided by Clemmer Services Heating & Air Conditioning or call today.