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Breathe Easy With Clean Air Filters!
Does your home always seem to get dusty no matter how much you clean it? This could be because you need to change your air filters. Air filters trap dust in your air so that you don’t have to clean it up later when it lands in your home.
When talking about maintaining a clean home, something that often gets overlooked is the importance of air filters. Most people I’ve encountered only change their air filters once a year, but what if I told you that you should be changing your air filters every 1-3 months?
Air filters are an essential part of a clean home, as they help maintain a higher air quality in your home, leaving your home less dusty and dirty. Here are some reasons why you should be cleaning your air filter today.
Higher air quality.
Everything that comes through your air is also what’s going into your lungs. It’s what you breathe in and out of your nose every day. That’s why it’s important to ensure that you have higher air quality in your home. Air filters trap air pollutants such as dust, bacteria, pollen, pet dander and hair, smoke and so much more. Not changing your air filter will cause a build-up of these air pollutants resulting in moisture build-up. This build-up of moisture promotes the growth of bacteria and mold, which further clogs up your filter and your lungs. Left unchecked, this can cause long-term health problems for you and your household.
Lower energy costs
Tired of how much it costs to maintain your home? Rest easy by having one less cost to think about. All it takes is to change your air filters on a consistent basis. A clean air filter will allow air to flow through your home without any blockages, while leaving it dirty can suppress your air flow. All that gunk build-up will force your ventilation system to work overtime to get air flowing through your home. This leads to higher energy costs and can even shorten the lifespan of your ventilation system.
Consistent air temperature.
Are you having inconsistent air temperatures throughout your home? Is it hot upstairs and cold downstairs? Many people will blame it on the fact that heat rises, which may be the case sometimes, but what if I told you that it’s often because of dirty air ducts? If your ventilation system is dirty, all that dust can interfere with the temperature sensors that signal your system to start or stop. This can lead to differing air temperatures in your home, and potential repair costs for the strain it puts on your fan motor.
Lower risk of system failure.
Did you know that cleaning your air filters can actually mean a longer lifespan for your ventilation system? Because your system is working overtime when your air isn’t properly filtered, this can lead to a worn-out fan motor and an overheated ventilation system.
Protection against staining from airborne dust.
Dust travels fast and seemingly comes out of nowhere. It piles up quickly and if it’s not cleaned properly, overtime it can even devalue your home. How does dust devalue your home when you can just wipe it off? Well it’s not as simple as that. In fact, consistent dust build-up actually causes staining on your furniture, paintings, tapestries, and on your walls. Lengthen the lifespan of your home by ensuring that you consistently change your air filters.
Breathe easy and change your air filters today.
Now that you know how important regularly changing your air filters are, make sure to buy some today and set reminders to get them changed. When changing your air filters, it’s also important to write the date of when they were changed on the filter itself, just in case you do end up forgetting to set a reminder for your filter change deadline.
If you’re in the Baton Rouge area, and need your air filters changed, we can add that to our list when we come to clean your home! Call us today to book a home or office cleaning and see for yourself why our clients love us! Get a quote and let us give you your weekends back.