One of the most frequently asked questions we get here at Anchor Heating and Air

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If you would like to breathe substantially cleaner air at a reasonable price, we suggest installation of 5” two-stage, in-line filters such as the one pictured here.

Conditioning is, “Do I really need to change my filters or is that just a scam to get me to buy them every month?” Our answer? A resounding YES! Changing your filters is not some elaborate scam designed by HVAC companies and filter manufacturers – it truly is beneficial to you, your home and the life of your heating and air equipment. Let’s take a look at what air filters actually do and how changing them monthly or even every 2-3 months can benefit you and the environment.


Filters have two main purposes in life. 1) Keep the air clean and 2) Keep your equipment’s components clean. It’s simple, really. The filter keeps crud from going in the system, which can harm it – and by the same token, it keeps crud from going into the air you breathe in the home. It may look like a simple thing, but it does a big job.


Keeping your filters clean can serve you many benefits


  1. Saves you money – If your filters get clogged with dirt, dust and debris – your system is going to have to work all the much harder. What that means is you are going to see a rise on your energy bills at the end of the month. If your system is working harder to give you the cool air you desire, you are going to have to pay for that increased energy. But by keeping your filters clean, your equipment can work efficiently to provide your home with cool, filtered air. And efficient is always good! This will mean lower energy bills for you, keeping that money in your wallet.
  2. Prolongs the life of your equipment – If your system is constantly being overworked due to clogged and dirty filters, eventually you are going to start experiencing problems and potentially even a major breakdown. This also can cost you quite a bit of money in repairs and maybe even a total replacement/upgrade.  Keeping your filters clean will allow your system to work in the most efficient way, the way it was designed to. Changing your filters is the #1 thing you should do in preventative maintenance for your heating and air conditioning system.
  3. Benefits your health – Most people do not realize that the air inside of their home is actually pretty polluted. If you are not using clean filters on your air conditioning system, you may begin to suffer from poor indoor air quality. Clean filters will work to collect all the pollutants such as pollen, dust, and other allergens and keep them from entering the air you breathe inside your home.  Poor indoor air quality can cause significant health problems, so keeping your filter changed out is a very important task.
  4. Benefits the environment – Earlier, we talked about how if your filter is clogged the system has to work harder to run. Not only does that add to your energy bill, it adds to the amount of wasted energy that you are responsible for. We should always do what we can to conserve and use energy wisely. Keeping your filters clean will allow your system to run efficiently so that you are not wasting energy.


If you have anymore questions about filters or Anchor Heating and Air Conditioning – please give us a call at 770-942-2873 or contact us on the web: We would be glad to answer any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you!


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