In our blog mini-series, “Winter Energy Efficiency Tips,” the HVAC experts at Fresh Air Concepts outline several tasks the average homeowner can accomplish to better the energy efficiency of their home, thus saving them money on their monthly electricity bills. So far we have explored the Benefits of Programmable Thermostats, how to Find and Seal Air Leaks, the importance of Attic Insulation and Regular HVAC Maintenance, and the benefits of Wrapping Ductwork. This week we are going to address the benefits of Replacing Air Filters Monthly.
Winter Energy Efficiency Tips: Replacing Air Filters Monthly
Believe it or not, 75% of your electricity bills are associated with your HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system. 34%, meanwhile, is associated directly with your home’s heating. This is why it is so important to ensure your HVAC system and your home are as energy efficient as possible. This will not only improve the comfort of your home, but also lower your utility bills and extend the life of your HVAC system. And one of the easiest ways to do this is to regularly replace your air filters.
Believe it or not, the average home should have its HVAC air filters replaced every three months. Homes with pets, smokers, or those suffering from allergies should have its HVAC air filters replaced monthly. This will not only help make your HVAC system more efficient, but it will also improve the indoor air quality (IAQ) of your home.
Replacing Air Filters
- Turn off the HVAC system and remove the air filter.
- Buy a new HVAC filter. If you are unsure what type of filter you need, take the old filter to your local hardware store. An employee will be able to help you find the right filter for your HVAC system.
- Return home and slide the new air filter into place. Make sure the filter is facing the right direction.
- Turn the HVAC system back on.
- Enjoy the clean air and increased energy efficiency.
If you have any questions about Winter Energy Efficiency Tips: Replacing Air Filters Monthly, please contact Fresh Air Concepts by calling 1-800-708-4FAC or click here today! Fresh Air Concepts has won the prestigious Carrier Corp. President’s Award winner for the 7th consecutive year, becoming one of only four Factory Authorized Dealers nationwide to receive this award seven years in a row.