All heat and air filters need changing at least once a year but is it time to do that? Our Tulsa weather has taken a turn for the better and you can feel that Spring is definitely close. At Circle B Mechanical we are already receiving calls from customers asking us if now is a good time to change air conditioning filters.
Reasons to Change Your Heat and Air Filters Now
This year, it seems that Spring is arriving early. Some of the obvious reasons to change your heat and air filters are:
- A dirty air filter reduces the air quality in your home, resulting in poor home air quality and possibly aggravating allergies and asthma.
- A dirty air filter is the #1 reason for HVAC system failure.
- A dirty air filter increases your energy bills.
- A dirty air filter makes your unit’s fan motor work harder and consume more energy.
Did you know that every day you run your heater or air conditioner with a dirty and clogged filter costs you money? A dirty and clogged heat and air filter is not efficient and the dirty filters prevent the proper circulation of the air. Dirty filters also cause your heating and air units to work harder than normal. This adds up to more wear and tear than is necessary. Lastly, since the dirty filters make your units work harder and less efficient your gas or electric bills will be more expensive. It makes a lot of sense and saves you money to have the heat and air filters changed now.
What To Know About Heating and Air Filter Changes
Before you start to change the filters you will need to know a couple of things. First, you will need to know where the filter is located and how to remove it safely. Be aware that some of you may have a filter for the heating unit and a second filter for the air conditioning unit while others will have just one filter for both heating and air.
Next, you will need to know the correct size of filter for your units. You will need to know the length, width and thickness of the correctly sized filter for your unit. Be sure to check for any unique specifications on the old filter as well as the owner’s manual if you can locate it. Getting the correctly sized filter is very important for your heating and air systems to function at their top efficiency.
Are Heat and Air Filter Changes a DIY Job?
If the filters are easy to get to, easy to remove and new heat and air filters are readily available, you should be able to do this job. If there is any doubt about how to do this job then you should call on a professional heating and air service contractor.
Many of our customers have opted in for a maintenance contract in which we will take care of all your heating and air filter changes and other service calls as well. Circle B Mechanical is professional and services all brands of heat and air systems.
If you want to take the day off and have Circle B Mechanical take care of your heat and air filter changes give us a call at (918) 367-6298. Be sure to ask about our maintenance agreements so that you never have to worry about your heating and air systems again.
Circle B Mechanical serves all of Tulsa, Jenks, Sapulpa, Broken Arrow, Kellyville and Owasso. Call Circle B Mchanical for all of your residential and commercial heating and air needs.