Keeping the air in your Sacramento, California, home as clean as possible can improve your health. One of the most effective things you can do to improve your home’s air quality and keep your air conditioner working is to regularly change your air filters. Read on to learn more.
What Does an Air Filter Do?
Air filters are screens that block unwanted particles before they can blow into your living spaces. They’re usually made from paper, cloth or fiberglass. They can stop dust, pollen, hair, fur and other particulates from circulating in your home’s air supply.
Why Do I Need To Replace It?
Over time, your air filter may become blocked by everything it has collected. This is a good thing is that it means the air filter is working.
If you don’t replace the filter, though, it’ll eventually block air from entering your HVAC system. This can damage it or make it work harder to do its job. As a result, it can increase your energy bills. Changing your air filter is one of a few things you can do yourself to improve your system’s efficiency.
How Do I Replace It?
Replacing your air filter is generally quite easy, and it’s a recommended maintenance task you can do yourself. You can usually find the filter where the air conditioner or furnace and ductwork connect. Be sure to turn off your air conditioner or furnace before you change the filter.
Hold up your air filter and shine a light through it. If you can’t see it from the other side, you need to replace it. It’s a good to replace your air filters every month to keep your HVAC system healthy. This saves you money on energy bills as well as the cost to repair a damaged system.
Do you want to bring your HVAC system back up to peak performance? Give our team at Jaguar Heating & Air a call at 916-256-4447.
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