Whether you own or are leasing a home, something that is often forgotten is the changing of air filters.
Even as simple of a task as it is, it often gets lost in all the other chores that come along with taking care of a home. Here are a few reasons why it is necessary to change your furnace filters on a regular basis.
1. Clean Systems Last Longer
Dirt, dust and other particles are going to make their way into your home everyday and over time this accumulates in your furnace filter. Because your furnace has to work harder due to the decreased airflow, over time the life of your furnace will be reduced.
2. Reduced Energy Costs
Since your furnace will have to work harder, means that it is using more energy to operate. According to the Department of Energy, heating and cooling account for just under half of the average home's utility bills. Replacing your air filter regularly means that the fan motor doesn't have to work nearly as hard and you won't be wasting money on unnecessary energy costs.
3. Better Air Quality
People with respiratory conditions will notice worsened symptoms when living in a home with poor indoor air quality. It is not uncommon to develop an eye irritation, sneezing, coughing, or headaches. The filters purpose in your furnace is to reduce the amount of dust and other allergens that can be circulated throughout your home. By changing these filters regularly will prevent dust, dirt, mold spores, soot, bacteria, and allergens from building up in the air inside your home. It is important for all clients of Housing Hub to revert back to the agreed upon lease agreement and to abide by these terms. Failure to change the furnace filter will result in the items above so make sure you are doing yourself good by knowing who is responsible for the filter and changing it regularly.
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