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Ways to Save: Check & Change Your Filters

Clogged, dirty filters block normal airflow and reduce the efficiency of your HVAC unit, costing you money. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, replacing a dirty filter with a clean one can lower your air conditioner’s energy consumption by five to 15 percent.

Filters should be checked and changed regularly to make the best use of your energy consumption, especially during pollen season. Filters may also need more attention when the air conditioner is in constant use or if fur-bearing pets are in the house.

Be sure you are using the right filter. Unless your system calls for a pleated filter, get a basic one. The harder the system has to work, the more electricity it takes to run. If you want help shopping for the right filter, or monthly reminders to check yours each month, sign up for the filter change program and have filters delivered to your door.

Learn more at jacksonemc.com/filter.