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Top 5 Homeowner Savings Tips

Something that often surprises most homeowners is finding out that they are paying extra for costs they didn’t notice in the first place. Now when you think hidden costs, your mind may jump to ideas of still running electronics or constant home maintenance. What most people fail to realize is that even the air in their home needs help coming in cleanly. Without proper maintenance, the air systems in your home will cost you over time. Use these helpful tips to save money and prevent damage to your home that could seriously set you back.

Figure Out Air Filter Placement

When you are looking to buy air filters for your home, it is important to note just where you need them. Once you map out where the filters go, from there you can more easily gauge how many filters you are going to need in the long run. The idea is that each system needs a clean air filter installed at certain intervals in order to keep the clean air coming in clean. Over time these filters become dirtier and need replacement in order to keep the air coming through free of pollutants and irritants. Knowing how many filters you need and where they are will save you time and money later when you work out a replacement schedule and maintain the air systems.

Keep Up Filter Maintenance

You are going to want to keep maintenance up for the air filters over time if you want to save money over time. When your air filters become dirty, they eventually become so full of dirt and debris that air has trouble going through into the air system. This causes the air system to try and push the air forward anyway, which is a problem when the debris won’t budge. The more power used, the higher your electric bill is going to be at the end of the month.

Preventing Damage to the Home Air Systems

The problems do not stop at energy billing either. When the airflow for a system is blocked and the system is pushed, this may also cause strain that wears the machinery down. Eventually, the metal weakens and the system could be damaged to the point where costly repairs are needed. This is even worse for furnace filters, where the air blocked is also heated leading to a dangerous rise in temperatures. Save money and replace the filters regularly to avoid having to pay high repair costs.

Pick Pleated vs Fiberglass Air Filters

When you want to buy filters for a home, then it may surprise you to find that there is more than just one type of filter. Fiberglass VS pleated air filters is often a common debate due to the differences in quality and pricing for both. Fiberglass is less expensive and much more disposable, which also means that it is much less durable than pleated filters. Though fiberglass air filters also allow for unrestricted airflow letting it pass through more easily, preventing the costs and problems mentioned earlier. Pleated air filters are overall more effective but more expensive and restrictive of airflow. Fiberglass is the preferred option for a home on a budget where effectiveness is second to costs.

Decide on Reusable or Single Use Air Filters

This one also comes down to costs versus utility, with reusable air filters being less expensive but higher maintenance. They will also wear down over time as well which means you still need to buy new air filters eventually once the old ones are worn out. Single-use air filters are cheaper and can be delivered regularly at cost from the right providers. This decision is important to make and is tailored to your home and your willingness to regularly clean the tools.

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