Dust accumulates in your home naturally, but if you notice an excessive amount, it is a sign that your filter may not be doing its job. When a filter becomes too dirty, it cannot filter out dust and air particles. Instead, the air pushes this debris into your air vents and throughout the home via the registers. Check near the registers to make sure that there is not an unusual amount of dust. If you notice it even after replacing the filter, you may need a duct cleaning/sealing.
You Haven’t Replaced the Filter in Some Time
An air filter’s lifespan ranges from 30 to 90 days, depending on the quality. If you have not replaced the filter in three months, it is a very good time to do so.
Your Energy Bill Skyrockets
If your filter gets too dirty, air cannot freely pass from your HVAC system to the home. This puts more strain on your air conditioner because it has to work harder to produce the same results. If you notice a huge increase in your energy bills it may be a good time to change the air filter.
Replacing the air filter is easy to do, but also easy to forget. Putting a reminder on your phone may be a good way for you to remember. If you have recently changed your air filter and still notice high energy bills or excessive dust in your home, it may be time to schedule routine maintenance. If it has been a while since you scheduled a routine maintenance check, your HVAC may be overdue for a repair. Contact Reese Services to schedule a routine maintenance or sign up for a maintenance agreement.