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Make Sure to Get Your Air Filters Changed This Season

Make Sure to Get Your Air Filters Changed This SeasonIn San Antonio and the surrounding areas, we make good use of our HVAC systems almost year-round due to our cold, winter days and hot, summer nights. Changing or cleaning your air filters regularly is very important for both your health and the life of your HVAC system. Most of the air in your home passes through these filters before the air is forced out of the vents. If the filters are dirty or plugged, airflow is restricted or filled with dust and dirt.

A plugged filter means your furnace or air conditioner blower has to work harder in order to force air throughout your home. Whenever added stress is put on mechanical systems, it’s an open invitation for faster wear and tear, breakdowns and higher utility bills.

Changing your air filter every one to two months, or thoroughly cleaning your permanent, HEPA filter every three or four months can help your equipment last longer and work more efficiently. You may want to make it a point to check your filters on a monthly basis, and change them when you notice an accumulation of dust or dirt. If you make it a habit, you’re less likely to forget.

Not only are clogged air filters damaging to your HVAC system, but they’re also damaging to your health. Indoor air quality is likely 10 times more polluted than outdoor air. If your filters need to be changed or cleaned, you might start noticing dust on your floor and more pet hair than usual. Between the dust, pet hair and other pollutants, dirty filters can trigger asthma attacks and aggravate allergy symptoms. Your HVAC filter is your first line of defense for cleaner indoor air.

As experts in the South Texas home comfort industry for 25 years, Beyer Boys can provide you with excellent information and service.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in the greater San Antonio, Texas area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).

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