Changing your HVAC filter is one of the easiest tasks to do to keep your home healthy. Here are a few positive things regularly changing your air filter can do to better your home.
A Healthier Home
Breathing cleaner air creates healthier people. During cold and flu season, catching a sickness is easy, and getting rid of it is difficult. Using the right air filter can help reduce bacteria that is present in your home, and prevent illnesses from spreading. Allergies are another health issues that can be reduced from using an air filter. Since air filters reduce allergens and irritable particles, allergy symptoms will not be as severe. These health benefits are especially true for small children, elderly, or anyone with respiratory issues. This particular group of people is also more susceptible to illness and respiratory complications. If this is the case for your home, it would be smart to also consider a whole home air purification system.
A Longer Lasting HVAC System
If you do not regularly change your air filter, your HVAC system will be working harder to push air through the system. Not only will the unit be working harder, if will be pushing dirtier air, dust, and other particles through your system. If your unit is constantly working harder than it should your unit may become damaged or run less efficient. By regularly changing the air filter you will reduce unwanted stress on the system, which can ultimately make your unit last longer.
Reducing Dust and Odors
Since an air filter will help capture dirt and odors before they circulate through the air, your home will not experience much. The filter will help with the overall dust build up and the retention of bad odors. If your home has pets, you would especially benefit from a reduction of dust and odor.
Regularly changing your filter will better the health of your home. If you do not know what filter is best, reach out to our office for guidance. West Allis Heating also has a verity of filters that can be purchased over the counter. Give us a call at (414)543-2800 or stop into our comfort store for further assistance.