Replacing your HVAC system’s air filter on a regular basis is a good idea. Not just for the life of your heating and cooling system, but also to keep your family healthy and comfortable all year long. However, you might find it hard to remember to change your filter on a regular basis, or maybe it’s hard to find an air filter that fits your HVAC system at the store. Doc Dancer wanted to take the guesswork out of shopping for air filters for our customers, and made it easy to have air filters delivered to your home with our FilterFetch program.

How Often Do I Need to Change My Air Filters?

A good rule of thumb is to change your furnace filter every 90 days, or three months. This keeps dust and debris from accumulating in the machine and slowing it down.

Furnace filters come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and knowing which one fits best for your HVAC system can be a challenge. You can buy air filters at most hardware stores, but they don’t always have ones that fit your system properly. Ordering them online through major retailers can help, but if it doesn’t fit once you get it, you may have to pay for shipping to return them.

FilterFetch Can Deliver Your Air Filters to Your Door

Doc Dancer exclusively offers FilterFetch to our customers. This program takes the guesswork out of finding the ideal filter for your system. Filters are professional grade for superior air quality that will help keep your heating and air conditioning system operating efficiently. 

In addition to fast, free filter delivery, FilterFetch customers receive automatic filter change reminder emails and friendly toll-free support from filter experts. When you have your HVAC system cleaned by Doc Dancer, ask your technician for a FilterFetch code to set up an air filter subscription. This code will tell FilterFetch the kind of filter you need for your system. From there, your air filters will be delivered at regular intervals. This is a great program if you’re trying to extend the life of your furnace, or if your house is particularly dusty. Changing your furnace filter regularly will help with both of these issues. 

What Happens If You Don’t Change Your Filters Regularly?

If you can’t recall the last time you changed your air filter, then you’re probably long overdue. If you haven’t changed your filter, you could experience the following problems:

  • Freezing Up. Dirty air filters restrict the flow of cold air, causing it to build up inside the air conditioner and lower the internal temperature. Cold air can eventually build up and cause ice to form on the heating coils of your air conditioner.
  • Uneven Heating Or Cooling. Restricted air flow is not good for your HVAC system’s power. If you notice some rooms are warmer than others, it could be a sign that you need to replace your air filter.
  • Allergen Buildup. If any of your family members suffer from respiratory allergies, keeping the air filters clean will benefit them the most. A dirty air filter can cause a buildup of allergens, dust, pet dander and other particles that can be spread throughout your vents. Keep the air you breathe clean with regular air filter replacement.

Overall, clogged air filters are damaging to your HVAC system. They can cause more issues over time, resulting in more repairs and a drop in efficiency. Having your air filters delivered is an easy solution that can extend the lifespan of your heating and cooling system. 

Call Doc Dancer to Learn More About FilterFetch

Doc Dancer is here to make HVAC maintenance easy. Never forget your annual heating and air conditioning maintenance by signing up for Doc Dancer’s HVAC Maintenance Agreement. Then ask us about how FilterFetch can help save you time by having your air filters delivered to your home. Call Doc Dancer today for more information!