Don’t forget about the air filter

I think it’s safe to say that central heating and air conditioning is something that we take for granted in this country quite often.

I for one often forget that it takes regular maintenance and attention in general to maintain your HVAC system.

It’s just sort of a background thing that you subconsciously rely on, but it doesn’t work like that. Eventually, with enough neglect, your HVAC system will fail you. It’s a tale as old as time for anyone that knows anything about heating and air conditioning. The one thing that any HVAC owner needs to remember to change out on a regular basis is the air filter. Admittedly, there are very few people in the world that would be incapable of changing out their air filters on their own. It’s the simplest but perhaps the most important aspect of HVAC maintenance. And yet, so many times I have forgotten to change out the air filter. Inevitably, this results in restricted air flow and a sharp decline in energy efficiency. Sometimes, I don’t notice until there are actual tangible differences in how powerful the stream of air and how cool this stream of air is coming from the vents. That’s when I know that it’s been way too long since I changed the air filter! I think the longest that I ever forgot to change the air filter on an air conditioner was about 6 months! That was my first apartment and I was a little wet behind the ears when it came to basic home maintenance. I’ll never let that happen again!

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