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Regular Filter Replacement Helps Maintain Your HVAC System

One of the best things a homeowner can do to keep their HVAC system running efficiently is to change the heat pump filters regularly. This can extend the life of the system while providing healthy indoor air and energy saving costs at the same time.

Extend the Life of the Heat Pump

Dirty filters are the most common reason why many HVAC systems break down. As dirt accumulates on the filter, it makes it hard for air to pass through. This makes the motor work harder.

Keep the HVAC System Clean

Dirt, dust, and pollutants can clog your filter. This will eventually pollute the entire HVAC system. The result is extra repairs, replacement parts, and service calls the homeowner hadn’t planned for.

Keep Energy Costs Down

When a heat pump is operating properly it saves energy and keeps heating costs down. Proper maintenance is essential to the unit’s efficient operation. Energy consumption of a neglected heat pump with dirty filters can range from 10% to 25% more than with a well maintained one.

Healthy Indoor Air

If anyone in the home suffers from asthma or allergies it is particularly important to maintain healthy indoor air quality. Dirty filters not only make air quality worse, they can exacerbate the symptoms of those who suffer from respiratory problems.

How Often Should Filters be Replaced?

Filter change times vary depending on a variety of factors, but a good rule of thumb is to replace heat pump filters monthly while the system is being used on a daily basis. If there are pets in the home, this may need to be done more often.

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If you’re looking for a professional to conduct maintenance for your HVAC system in the Myrtle Beach area, contact Brown & Reaves Services, Inc. using our convenient form or call us today at 843-497-9867.

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