Apr 01 , 2019


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Are your air filters ready for summer?  Energy Star recommends changing you your air filter monthly especially during summer months when your HVAC units get the most use.  At minimum change at least every 3 months.   Why is it important?

  • Extends the life of your HVAC unit – One of the most common reasons for HVAC malfunction is a dirty filter. When dirt accumulates, air is unable to pass and the system overheats.   This causes the motor to work harder.
  • Helps with energy costs – When you consistently change your air filter, you can save anywhere from 5% to 15% on your utility costs. .   Changing the filter is a cost effective way to save.
  • Improves air quality – if anyone in your family suffers from allergies or asthma, a dirty filter will exacerbate their systems. Pets dander can accumulate in the system and spread allergens through your home

In addition to changing your filter, it is important to get an HVAC tune up and regular maintenance at the start of the summer season.  Family Air has licensed HVAC employees that will make sure your system is ready for the summer!  Call to schedule an appointment with us today!