Many families have the routine of changing the batteries in their smoke detectors every six months. Another great addition to the maintenance schedule is changing the filters in your furnace and air conditioning units. Changing or cleaning filters means your units won’t have to work as hard—which can reduce energy bills. Filter changes ultimately extend the life of your units, so you won’t need to replace them as often.
Having fresh filters also improves indoor air quality. Check the manufacturer’s recommendations for changing your filters. However, you may want to change filters more often if someone in your home suffers from allergies or has respiratory ailments, or you have pets. If you’re not sure whether your filter needs replacing, look at them once per month. If the filter is dark and appears to be clogged, replace it.
Affordable Heating and Conditioning offers variety of filters including high-efficiency particulate HEPA filters. These filters must meet the standards set by the Department of Energy (DOE) to remove 99.97% of ultra-small particles, ensuring the air is free of indoor air pollutants. Call today and our courteous staff can advise you on the best filter to meet your family’s needs.