One of the best ways to improve your comfort and lower costs is by remembering to change your filters routinely. While it may seem simple, you may be surprised to know many homeowners throughout the Harrisburg, PA area forget to do this on their own. Luckily, G.F. Bowman, Inc. is here to help. By letting us assist you with all your HVAC filer replacement needs, you can enjoy clean and comfortable air with one less chore to worry about. We can even schedule your filter replacements on an ongoing basis, taking the guesswork out of this essential maintenance service.
Looking for added maintenance? We also offer full AC tune-up services to help keep your unit healthy and performing at its best.
How Often Should You Replace Your Filter?
When it comes to air filter replacements, there are no hard and fast rules, because it all depends on you, your home, and your family's needs. Your air filter is responsible for removing impurities from the air you breathe, so if you’re especially susceptible to respiratory issues or suffer from asthma, you may be inclined to replace it monthly.
Similarly, if you have pets in your home, replacing your air filter more often could help to keep fur and dander out of your air as well.
Generally speaking, a good rule of thumb is to change your air filter at least once a quarter. However, this can change to once a month depending on your needs. Our technicians can help you find that ideal replacement schedule, keeping your air clean and breathable for your whole family to enjoy.
How a Dirty Filter Can Affect Your Home
Your air filter does a lot more than keep your air clean, it also protects your air conditioner as well. Some of the common symptoms of home’s dealing with dirty filters include:
- Higher Energy Costs: If your air conditioner is clogged up with dirt that wasn’t stopped by an air filter, it’ll eventually affect its performance. If you’re noticing an increase in AC repair concerns or energy costs, try checking your air filter first.
- Low Airflow: Like the energy costs, dirty air filters can also affect the airflow of your air conditioner or furnace. In homes that have individual filters in room air vents, be sure to check those filters first.
- Excess Dust: A dusty home can be traced back to a dirty air filter. If you’re cleaning your home on a weekly basis and still find a large layer of dust on your surfaces, try upgrading your air filter.
- Health Concerns: Asthma, coughing, and even flu-like symptoms can all be traced to poor indoor air quality. If you’re noticing an uptick in health issues, try replacing your air filter more frequently.
At G.F. Bowman, Inc., we are a family-owned and operated business. We understand how important keeping our families safe and comfortable is, which is why we offer convenient furnace filter replacement and AC filter services.
Want to do more for your indoor air quality? Be sure to find out how an air cleaning service can help.
How We Can Help
At G.F. Bowman, Inc. customer satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us. We have been called “friendly, reliable and meticulous,” meaning we always take your home needs seriously. An HVAC filter replacement is a simple job that can make a huge impact on your home and comfort. If, however, it’s something you don’t want to tackle on your own, our technicians are happy to help!