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The Fallout of Filthy Filters

May 19, 2022

Say that three times fast…now, let us discuss the havoc dust and debris ridden filters can wreak on your health, HVAC system and your wallet!

Filters literally do as they are named, filter dust, dirt, dander, allergens and more from the air circulating through our homes. When filters are clogged, they cannot do their job, dust and dirt may accumulate and allergens become more prevalent. As a result, the indoor air quality is not up to par and can lead to irritated eyes, nose and throat; headaches; respiratory issues and fatigue.

Not only does your health suffer from a filthy filter, BUT your HVAC does ALSO. Dirty filters and a dirty unit are the #1 cause of HVAC breakdowns. The excess dirt and grime will restrict air flow into the air handler. Your system will work harder, only to perform less efficiently. So if you are fortunate enough for your system not to break, it will definitely use more energy, resulting in a higher utility bill.

There is an easy fix to all of these problems – check and change your filters regularly! Do NOT vacuum filters, always replace them with a new one. FilterFetch is a service that can help make this task even easier. Visit FilterFetch.com, search your filter size and order; filters will be sent directly to your home.

Do you have questions about air filters, or other HVAC maintenance needs? Call the professionals at Advance Mechanical!