Why You Should Change Your Indoor Air Filter Regularly

September 29, 2021

Changing the indoor air filter in your home is one of the quickest and easiest things you can do to keep energy use low while keep your indoor air clean and comfortable.  Not only do indoor air filters keep your indoor air clean from all kinds of airborne pollutants and contaminants, but clean indoor air filters keep your HVAC system running efficiently.  Let’s look at some ways that changing your indoor air filter can benefit you as a homeowner.

Keep Energy Use Low

As your air filter does its job and filters out all those nasty airborne particulates and contaminants, it starts to get dirty, and air begins to not be able to pass through as efficiently as it did when the filter was brand new.  This leads to more strain on your HVAC system as it has to work harder to keep your home at your desired temperature.  Keeping your air filter changed regularly can help keep that stress on your HVAC system to a minimum.  We know, you look at the price of premium indoor air filters and can find it hard to justify a purchase that can be over $20 for something that only lasts 90 days but think about it like the.  The Department of Energy has estimated that replacing dirty indoor air filters with a clean one can reduce energy consumption in your home by up to 15%.  With those kind of potential savings on your energy bill, replacing your indoor air filter the recommended 4 times per year will pay for itself!

Prevent Damage to Your HVAC System

Like we spoke about earlier, dirty air filters can put a tremendous strain on your HVAC system if left unchecked for too long.  Your HVAC system is filled with all kinds of parts that aid in the heating and cooling of your home.  Too much stress and strain on these parts can lead to them needing to be repaired, replaced, or even a catastrophic failure to the whole system.  Talk about a potential financial blow!  Nobody wants to come home from a long day at work and have to sit in an uncomfortable home while you wait until your appointment to get your HVAC system fixed.  Save yourself the hassle and keep your indoor air filter replaced regularly.

Keep Your Indoor Air Quality High

Did you know that, according to the EPA, the air in your home can be up to 5 times more polluted with contaminants than the air outside?  Keep this in mind as you also consider that the average American spends at least 90% of their life indoors and over 50 million Americans struggle with some type of allergy or allergy symptoms.  That’s a lot of big numbers! This isn’t designed to scare you, but rather illustrate the benefits of keeping your indoor air quality high by keeping your indoor air filter changed regularly.  Indoor air filters help filter out airborne contaminants like pollen, SMOG, dust, VOCs, and more.  As they near the end of the lifespan and become dirty from protecting your home against these contaminants, they begin to not be able to do the job as efficiently as a clean filter can.  That’s why its important to keep your filter changed regularly, so you provide the best line of defense against these airborne pollutants and contaminants.


It’s simple really…make sure and keep your indoor air filter changed regularly so your home heating and cooling as efficiently as possible, you are keeping some extra money in your pocket each month, and your house is protected against airborne pollutants and contaminants.  To find out more, take a look at some of our other posts.

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