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Why You Should Change Your Air Filters Regularly

Air filters are a common part of any HVAC system. As air passes through the system the filter removes dust, dirt, pet hair and other contaminants before they can either interfere with the functioning of the unit or decrease the quality of air in your home. Here in Angleton TX, air filters are especially necessary because of our high humidity levels, which increase the amount of pollen seeds and similar allergens in the air. It’s usually beneficial to change out your air filters fairly often in order to keep them functioning at their best and improve your indoor air quality. Here’s a few quick reasons why you should change your air filters regularly.

The best and most important is also the most obvious. Air filters will get clogged up with dirt and debris over time, and the more time they work, the more debris will clog up their surface. That in turn will reduce its effectiveness considerably, since additional contaminants will get through more easily and make mischief within your heating and cooling system. That results in greater wear and tear on the system and an increased risk of a more serious breakdown. In addition, it lowers the quality of air in your household if you don’t swap out the used filter with a fresh one. You may feel increased irritation in the nose and throat, furniture will become dusty more quickly and family members with allergies may suffer from an increase in the severity of their attacks.

Standard air filters are designed to be swapped out regularly, and without needing to call a repair technician. You should do so at least once every few months, and more often if you have sensitive family members or a lot of pets in your household. You might also consider an electric air filter, which can be much more efficient than standard filters. For more on why you should change your air filters regularly, or to discuss an upgrade in your filters, the experts at Switzerland Air are here to help. Our experts are trained in filter installation, replacement, and other HVAC system services in Angleton. We can go over your options with you in a thorough and professional manner! Give us a call today to set up a service appointment.

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