The Benefits of Changing Your Air Filter

tech-with-air-filterThe hot sizzling summer is right around the corner. Temperatures will be soaring in the Sacramento Valley. Your air conditioning unit will be working hard all summer long cranking out icy cold air to keep you cool.

Is your air filter ready for all the action?

You should check your air filter monthly and change it every three months, but it all depends on the type of air filter you have. Some filters need to be washed once a month and others once a year. 

A dirty air filter is the most common reason a heating and air conditioning unit breaks down. As dirt accumulates, air can’t pass through and the system may overheat. This makes the motor work much harder and your air conditioning unit may have to be repaired. In older units it could push it over the edge and be the end of the road. Kaput!

Replacing your air filter on a regular basis can also keep your energy costs down. When your dirty clogged up air filter is working harder, more energy is being used, which can cause your bill to skyrocket. When you consistently change your air filter, you can save from 5 to 15 percent on your utility bill.

Another good reason to regularly replace your air filter is to help maintain healthy air quality in your home. It cleans the air. If you have pets it’s even more important. Your furry friend’s pet dander can accumulate in your system and spread allergens throughout the home. If you suffer from allergies you’ll notice a big difference. In fact, one of our loyal Bonney customers, Carol from Sacramento, called us to say she “loved the whole house filter which has been remarkable!”  She mentioned her husband’s allergies and that he had to take allergy medicine daily. Now he rarely needs it thanks to the whole house filter Bonney HVAC technician Andrew P installed for them.

Regularly replacing your air filter is an easy, inexpensive way to save money, extend the life of your HVAC system and improve indoor air quality.

If you have any questions about changing your air filter or upgrading your air filter like Carol did, give Bonney Plumbing, Heating, and Air a call at 800-444-0551.