The Importance of Changing Your Filter

The Importance of Changing Your Filter

Changing you HVAC filter regularly may not be on your mind. However, regular maintenance on your HVAC is critical to ensure its long life and for proper operation. This will also help keep your loved ones safe from extreme temperatures and may save you money in the long run. So why is changing your filter so important? A clogged air filter can cause major damage to your system. However, if you check your air filter’s condition regularly, you ensure the durability of your system, possibly saving yourself repair and replacement costs. One of the leading causes of heating and cooling systems is dirt and neglect, but these can be avoided easily. Another reason you should change your air filter is ensure cleaner, fresher, healthier air. Having cleaner air is better for everyone in your home, particularly children. It will also be better for those who suffer from allergies or asthma. A clean air filter means you are not constantly circulating dust, pollen, and other small particles in the air. Instead, your system will be able to purify the air, leaving it clean and healthy. Along with protecting the HVAC system from damage, cleaning out or changing your air filter will save you from operating costs. A dirty air filter uses much more energy than a new, clean air filter, which means a higher electricity bill. By changing your filter and keeping it in good condition, you can save up to 15% on utility costs. Failing to clean and replace your air filter on a regular basis is failing the environment. A clogged air filter means a harder working HVAC system,...
10 Energy Saving Tips for the Summer

10 Energy Saving Tips for the Summer

Summer is just around the corner which means energy costs may be high with the constant running of the air conditioner. Even though it’s going to be a hot season, Connect Building Services has some energy saving tips that can save you money. 10 Energy Saving Tips Keep the hot sun out of your home. If the sun is shining through your windows or if you’re leaving your house, pull your curtains closed and block out warm rays. Your home will feel cooler and the air conditioner won’t have to work so hard. Clean our or replace filters in you central air conditioner monthly for a more efficient operation. Alternate your methods of cooking. Instead of using your oven every day, use your microwave or even better, your grill. Heating your oven up daily adds more heat to your interiors, which then requires your air conditioner to work harder and longer. If you need to use the oven, try to cook in the morning when it’s cooler outside. Set your air conditioner thermostat as high as comfortable. 76-degrees when you’re home and 85-degrees when you’re gone. Keep the air vents clear from furniture and other objects so they don’t block the cool air coming in. Give your air conditioner a break. Utilize your windows and ceiling fans as a low-cost way to keep your home a little cooler. Take cooler and shorter showers. Turn down the temperature of the hot water to save energy. Decrease the duration of how long you stay in the shower to save on your hot water tank usage. Consider installing a tankless water heater...