Chances are you live a busy lifestyle and getting caught up in a hectic schedule can make it easy to forget about the little things, one of those being the need to change your air filter. It’s no secret that air filters are a commonly overlooked maintenance item.
However, the consequences of missing those regularly scheduled filter changes can have an impact on your HVAC system’s well-being.
Forgetting to change a clogged filter can add unnecessary stress and strain on your HVAC system, making it work harder to push the same amount of air through the unit. A few missed filter changes can also wreak havoc on your indoor air quality. Just imagine how much dust, pollen and airborne bacteria will be allowed to float around in your home’s air without a fresh air filter.
So how can you remind yourself when to change your home’s air filter? Here are a few ways to do it:
- Keep replacement filters in a visible spot – Keeping your air filters where you’ll see them on a daily basis can help remind you to change yours when the time comes. An obvious spot in your hallway closet or laundry room makes good places to keep your air filters.
- Set a reminder using your smartphone or computer – If your smartphone or computer has a calendar or day planner capable of audio or visual alerts, you can use those programs to create a reminder to change your filter.
- Don’t forget to add filter changes to your chore list – If you keep a chore list on your refrigerator door or kitchen wall, simply add changing your air filter near the top of the list.
If you need HVAC maintenance that goes beyond changing air filters, then let the professionals at Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing take care of it. Contact us today for your installation and maintenance needs in the Indianapolis area.
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