We know what you’re thinking: My air filtration needs to be changed every 1-3 months? Say it isn’t so! We get the incredulity, but the truth is that air filtration is a central, and often overlooked part of a central HVAC system. Depending on the type of home you have, whether you have pets, and especially if you have allergies, can determine how frequently your air filtration needs to be changed.

Does My Air Filtration Really Need to Be Changed Every 1-3 Months?

Changing your air filter regularly is important for many reasons, but we’ll start with the economical: a clogged air filter can damage and affect your entire HVAC system. At JLK Mechanical Heating & Cooling, we know that dirt and neglect of air filters is the leading cause of HVAC system failure for homes in the Concord, North Carolina area.

In addition to preventing damage to your HVAC system, your operating costs are significantly lower when you routinely change your air filtration. That’s because a clogged or dirty air filter ends up using more energy than a newer, clean air filter does. Having your air filter changed every 1-3 months could save you up to 15% on your energy bills (and we’re not even adding up potential allergy medication costs!)

Your air filtration ensures good air quality by filtering our bits of pollen and dust that would otherwise circulate throughout your home. This is especially important for both the elderly or children, or those suffering from allergies and asthma. Routinely changing your air filter ensures you’re breathing cleaner, healthier, and fresher air in your home.