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Why changing your home’s filters should be one of the first things you do this new year

2018 calendarA new year means a new you; at least that’s what everyone says. A new year signifies a clean slate and a fresh new start for most. Why not try applying this idea to your home?

When was the last time you checked your home’s air filters? If you can’t remember, the beginning of a new year is the perfect time to do so. Changing your air filters is the one thing most homeowners disregard, but it’s one of the most important elements in your home.

Putting off changing your filters means that you could be breathing in harmful contaminates that can severely affect your overall health. Plus, it also limits the efficiency of your HVAC unit, which can not only drive up your energy bill, but it can also the cause of expensive repairs in the future.

Here are some signs to look for when it’s time to change your filters:

  • Seeing more dust than usual
  • Sneezing frequently
  • Your AC isn’t cooling properly
  • Your energy bill is higher than usual

The same goes for other filters in your home. Whether you have a refrigerator, under sink or pitcher water filter, the new year is also a great time to double check their status.

Here are some signs to look for when it’s time to change your water filter:

  • Foul tasting water
  • Murky colored water
  • Change filter light is red

Remembering when to change your filter can be a hassle and remembering which one you need is almost impossible, but it doesn’t have to be. With the’s Home Filter Club, you can set up the delivery schedule that works for you and have your filters delivered to your front door when they need to be changed. It’s that simple.

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