Most common heating and cooling issues in St. Louis can be directly traced back to inadequate maintenance. Some maintenance tasks are difficult and involved, but others are simple enough to tackle on your own. One such task is replacing your air filter on a regular schedule. Here are three good reasons to make this a priority:

Maximized Efficiency

Your heating and cooling system simply can’t operate at its most efficient without smooth, unobstructed airflow. In fact, keeping your air filter changed regularly can reduce energy consumption by as much as 15 percent. In most homes, dust and other airborne particulates can clog HVAC filters within 30 to 60 days. With that in mind, the best approach is to check your filter once per month and replace it as necessary.

Less Stress on Your System

It’s simple physics: pushing air through a clean filter is much easier than pushing it through one clogged with dirt. The upshot of this is that a system with a dirty filter must work much harder to achieve the same performance. This creates added stress and accelerates the rate at which your components wear down. A simple filter replacement is a small price to pay to avoid troublesome AC repairs.

Healthier Indoor Air Quality

The disconcerting reality is that the air in your home could be making you sick. Many St. Louis homes have considerable levels of particulate matter and other pollutants in the air. Without an effective filter, your HVAC system could be exacerbating the problem by spreading particulates around your home. Routinely installing fresh filters helps to eliminate these pollutants and keep your indoor air quality at safe levels.

Heating and cooling systems are highly complex, but it’s sometimes the simplest things that matter the most. As you can see, keeping your air filter fresh is an extremely easy task that comes with major benefits. To ensure you’re getting the most from your HVAC system, consider C & G Heating & Cooling’s comprehensive maintenance plans or call (314) 254-9196.

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