May 26, 2011

We often hear about the problems of outdoor air pollution, which is considerably higher in Maricopa County than neighboring Pima County. However, the air quality inside your home can be even worse than outdoor air. Because you spend about 90 percent of your time indoors, it is important to eliminate air contaminants from your heating and cooling system. Prolonged exposure to indoor air pollution may lead to health problems such as asthma or other upper-respiratory issues.

A simple way to make a big difference in your indoor air quality is to change your air filters regularly. Dirty filters mean your HVAC equipment won’t run efficiently, wasting energy and money. Dirty filters can also cause your system to shut down and will shorten the life of your equipment.

The benefits to changing or cleaning your air filters regularly include:

  • Removes particles from the air such as dust, pollen, pet dander and other harmful contaminants.
  • Increases energy efficiency while lowering utility bill.
  • Prolongs the life of your heating and cooling system.
  • Decreases the noise of your system while operating.

Once you locate your air filters on your furnace or air conditioner, they should lift or pull out easily. Once the new filter is in place, the air in your home will improve and your furnace and A/C system should run more efficiently.

Changing your home air filters is an important and easy maintenance job, so be sure to check them every other month. To help you remember when you last cleaned or replaced your filter, write the date on it.

If you have questions or need some expert advice, give us a call today. The professionals at Wolff Mechanical are happy to help you with all of your home comfort needs.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).

Wolff Mechanical services the Phoenix Valley area in Arizona. To get started, check out our website.

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