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4 Reasons to Change Your Air Filters Regularly

The heating and cooling system in your Orange, Texas, home works hard to keep you comfortable, but it can't do it without a little help. Changing your air filters regularly is one of the most important things you can do to keep your HVAC system working efficiently and prevent breakdowns. Here are four reasons to change your air filters regularly. Regularly changing your HVAC system's air filter will:

Maintain Your Indoor Air Quality

When the air filter on your air conditioner, furnace, or heat pump gets clogged, it can't clean the air in your home properly. This is especially important for family members who suffer from asthma or allergies — their symptoms will become worse if the air filter isn't changed.

Keep Your System Working Efficiently

A dirty or clogged filter forces the HVAC unit to work harder to get air through. When your unit works harder, the efficiency goes down, wasting energy — energy that shows up on your bill every month. Changing your filter keeps your unit working at its maximum efficiency for minimum cost.

Extend the Life of Your Unit

When your unit works to push air through a dirty filter, it doesn’t just reduce its efficiency, but it can also shorten the life of the unit. If an air filter is dirty enough, your unit's motor could overheat, leading to costly and inconvenient repair or replacement. Changing the air filter regularly keeps your HVAC unit operating smoothly and prevents repairs that shorten the unit's life.

Keep Your Entire HVAC System Clean

Dirt and debris build up in your HVAC system if the air filter isn't changed regularly. This can affect all parts of your HVAC system, including moving parts like motors, as well as electronics and ducts. A clean air filter will keep your entire system free from debris, preventing future problems and breakdowns.

At Thermacon Services, we're committed to making sure your HVAC system is properly installed, maintained and, if necessary, repaired. Contact us at 866-797-1535 to find out more about our services in the Orange area.

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3 Advantages of a Mini-Split HVAC System

Ductless mini-split HVAC systems have an outdoor condenser or compressor unit and one or more indoor air-handling units linked together by a conduit that houses a power cable, a refrigerant line, suction tubing, and a condensate drain. You only need a small hole in a wall for the conduit. Without leaky ductwork, your Beaumont, Texas, home will be much more efficient. Here are some other advantages of ductless heating and cooling.

Great Control

Each indoor air handling unit works in its own room or zone and has its own thermostat, so you only have to heat or cool occupied areas, saving energy and money. One outdoor unit can connect to up to four indoor units, creating different heating and cooling zones. Eliminating drafty areas or warm spots is easy, and some systems even come with remote controls and let you adjust your home's temperature from your smartphone.

Easy Installation

It takes about a week (on average) to install a standard central HVAC system, compared to just one or two days for a mini-split system. You can put the indoor and outdoor units up to 50 feet away from each other in inconspicuous spots. Placing the outdoor unit away from the sun and wind also increases its energy efficiency. If you're upgrading from a system with ducts, then you can leave them in place and simply seal them off. Adding a ductless system to a new addition saves money and leaves more room for attic and closet space.

Better Indoor Air Quality

The indoor units are small enough to hang on the wall or ceiling, they come in several colors, and they each have their own air filter for better indoor air quality. With a mini-split system, you'll never have to worry about dust, mold, or pest droppings accumulating in ductwork and then spreading to the rest of your home.

Thermacon Service Company can help you choose, install, and maintain the best ductless system for your home. Call us anytime at 866-797-1535 or 409-299-3076 in Beaumont.

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