An entire agency is dedicated to protecting San Diegans from air pollution — The San Diego County Air Pollution Control District. This organization endeavors to protect the public from the harmful effects of air pollution, improve air quality and implement cost-effective programs to meet these goals.

Changing your HVAC Filter can help you achieve the same goals as this agency, only within your home or business. Filters are out of sight, so they are often out of mind — until something happens. Dust and dirt entering your heating and air conditioning system can cause mechanical and safety problems. Filters were designed to prevent this; however, since we don’t see them, we forget to replace them on a regular schedule.

Modern furnace filters save money by protecting HVAC equipment, but they perform functions far beyond the basics.

Energy Savings

Clogged filters cause the system to work harder to produce the same comfort results, which uses extra energy. Clean furnace filters provide the ventilation your system needs to operate effectively and efficiently — and they minimize energy use.

Equipment and Repair Savings

Replacing heating and air conditioning systems is costly. Allowing dirt, dust and other particles to enter the system will eventually lead to expensive breakdowns. Semi-annual preventive maintenance and quarterly furnace filter changes will keep your system operating at optimum levels.

Health Savings

Pollen, pet hair and dander, mold spores, dust mites, mildew, smoke, odors and bacteria can travel through your home by way of your HVAC system. To combat the effects of those pollutants, you may spend hundreds of dollars each year on trips to the doctor’s office and medications for allergy-related symptoms. Using a high-quality or HEPA-grade filter can help stop those irritants in their tracks.

Other Savings

Airborne pollutants such as smoke, odors, mold and mildew travel through ductwork. They look like dark streaks extending from vents as a result of neglected furnace filters. You’ll waste time and money trying to clean these up.

The professionals at ASI Hastings Heating and Air Conditioning can help you choose the filter that’s right for your home or business. We’re happy to help.