The first purpose of air filters is to protect your system from harmful dust and debris. A clean filter keeps your system protected and helps to extend the life of your system. A dirty filter can cause overheating and system breakdowns, which lead to expensive repairs!
Furthermore, a clean filter keeps air moving through your system with ease. A dirty filter makes your system work much harder to move air through the system, which leads to higher energy bills! Clean air filters keep your energy usage down which is good for the environment and your wallet!
The added benefit of high quality air filters is cleaner air! Basic filters remove dust and debris; pleated filters go a step further to remove dust as well as pollen, mold spores, pet dander, smoke, smog, bacteria, and particles that carry viruses! A clean filter will not only protect your system but protect your family as well! Prevent airborne illnesses and help those with allergies and asthma by keeping your filter clean! Clean air can even help prevent respiratory problems from developing! A dirty filter, on the other hand, will put dust and debris back into the air you breath.
The most important thing to remember about these benefits is that they only work with regular filter changes. So be sure to change your furnace filter in the recommended time frame. A basic fiberglass furnace filter should be changed about every 30 days, while a pleated furnace filter lasts longer and should be changed about every 90 days.