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One of the most important elements of your heating and cooling system is your air filter. Air filters are responsible for protecting the unit against dirt, dust, pet hair and other debris. Air filters also are important for preserving good air quality. They help to keep contaminates from being recycled throughout your home.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, you should check your air filter every month and change it at least every three months. Especially during seasons of heavy use, like winter and summer, if the filters look even slightly dirty, they should be changed.
Dirty air filters can slow down airflow and your system will end up having to work much harder. This not only places unnecessary strain on your heating or cooling unit, it can end up costing you in higher energy bills as your system becomes less efficient. Air filters are also very important for keeping your system clean and free of debris. A build up of dirt and grime can end up leading to expensive repairs and/or early system failure.
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