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The Importance of Changing Air Filters Regularly

Changing Air Filter

As a homeowner, it's easy to overlook the little things that keep your HVAC system running smoothly. One of the most important of these is changing your air filters regularly. Here are some surprising benefits of this simple task:

1. Improved Indoor Air Quality

The primary purpose of air filters is to trap dirt, dust, and other airborne particles. Over time, these particles build up and reduce the quality of the air you breathe. Regularly changing your air filters can improve the indoor air quality in your home, helping to reduce allergy symptoms, respiratory problems, and other health issues.

2. Increased Energy Efficiency

Dirty air filters can also cause your HVAC system to work harder than it needs to. When the airflow is restricted, your system has to use more energy to push air through the dirty filter. This can lead to higher energy bills and more wear and tear on your system. By changing your air filters regularly, you can help your HVAC system run more efficiently and save money on your energy bills.

3. Longer Lifespan for Your HVAC System

When your HVAC system has to work harder to push air through a dirty filter, it puts additional stress on the system. Over time, this can lead to breakdowns and other problems that require costly repairs. By changing your air filters regularly, you can help extend the lifespan of your HVAC system, saving you money in the long run.

4. Improved Overall Comfort

When your HVAC system is working at peak efficiency, it can maintain a more consistent temperature throughout your home. This means you'll be more comfortable, regardless of the weather outside. By changing your air filters regularly, you can help ensure that your HVAC system is working as it should, improving your overall comfort.

5. Reduced Carbon Footprint

Finally, regularly changing your air filters can help reduce your carbon footprint. When your HVAC system is running efficiently, it uses less energy, which means fewer greenhouse gas emissions. By taking this simple step, you can do your part to protect the environment.

Maintenance for a Trouble-Free HVAC system

Our team has been trained and is committed to offering you ongoing, first-class maintenance service to ensure that your heat pump filters continue to operate as efficiently as they did when your system was initially installed. We recommend that the units be cleaned by one of our highly trained service technicians on a regular basis.

A professional and thorough cleaning is an essential step in maintaining your investment and providing you with many years of heating and cooling satisfaction.

We offer quarterly or twice annually preventative maintenance contracts. During your maintenance visit, our technicians will, as a minimum, perform the following tasks:

  • Visually check all accessible system components including control boards, wiring, motors, fans, and piping
  • Clean and disinfect all serviceable air filters
  • Check and clean condenser coils if needed
  • Check and clean evaporator coils if needed. We are the region’s first HVAC company to embrace the “coil jet” cleaning system, a system specifically designed for mini-split system cleaning
  • Run check heat pump system in heating or cooling depending on the season
  • Provide a detailed invoice with system condition report and any suggested service required

Our fall service includes the work listed above with the following additions:

  • Utilize “coil jet” ductless cleaning system to chemically clean each indoor evaporator coil as needed
  • Clean and disinfect evaporator drain pans as needed
  • Vacuum out and disinfect condensate drain lines where accessible

A Word of Advice

You depend on your HVAC system to keep you comfortable all year round. You wouldn’t drive your car for 30,000 miles without getting an oil change; you’d be asking for trouble. This analogy holds true for your heating and cooling system. Blocked condensers, dirty filters, coils and blowers, improperly functioning thermostats, leaks, power malfunctions – we’ve seen it all, and it’s not pretty.

Why is regular maintenance so essential?

  • Prevent costly breakdowns
  • Reduce your energy bills
  • Extend the life of your system significantly
  • Stay protected under warranty

HVAC equipment most often breaks down when the weather is extreme, and it has at times been challenging for us to handle the sudden demand. Since we know about the importance of regular maintenance on HVAC systems, we prioritize customers who take their system upkeep seriously. We are only able to guarantee prompt and prioritized service for customers with an active maintenance contract. Please rest assured that we are there for you 24/7 to field a system emergency if you can document regular maintenance (twice per year or more) by KEBMS LLC. If this documentation isn’t available, we will do our best to fit you into our schedule, but you may need to expect significant delays.

(Also, please note that we may not be able to service equipment not installed by K.E. Bergeron Mechanical Systems LLC.)

Rather than paying for individual maintenance visits and costly repairs, get a service contract for your heating and air-conditioning equipment. Contact us today to set up a maintenance plan.

We look forward to continuously providing you with the 5-star service you’ve come to expect from us. Do your part by looking after your HVAC system and give us a call at (603) 733-4594 or send us a message online.

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