The CleanAlert FILTERSCAN air filter monitor is easy to install and gives you the peace-of-mind of knowing that your HVAC filter system is working at maximum efficiency. But did you know that a clean air filter can also save on energy costs?
Dirty Home Air Filters Increase Utility Bills
Already, the average household spends more than $2,200 a year on energy bills, with nearly half of this cost going toward heating and cooling your home. Failing to replace a dirty air filter can increase these utility bills by up to 25 percent because the dirt forces your system’s blower fans to overwork in order to maintain constant airflow.
The FILTERSCAN monitors your home air filter’s dirt levels and tells you exactly when to replace it to avoid putting a strain on your system, which increases energy costs and decreases equipment life. Bill G. and Jamie B., both original beta testers for the FILTERSCAN through a program with the Handyman Club of America and HANDY Magazine, experienced this energy-saving effect first-hand.
Home Air Systems Run More Efficiently With Clean Air Filters Says Bill G.
“The new air filter monitor has helped everything run more efficiently,” claims Illinois resident Bill G. “My electric bill has reflected that a little bit, and the system is running without straining itself.”
Home Air Filter Monitor Helps Save Energy Says Jamie B.
Fellow beta tester Jamie B. has come to a similar conclusion after trying the FILTERSCAN: “Ultimately, the air filter monitor is energy saving and will pay for itself over time,” explains the Easton, Pennsylvania homeowner.
Jamie B. (top) and Bill G. (bottom) both believe that the FILTERSCAN has saved them electricity costs
Indeed, a government study indicates that replacing a dirty, clogged filter with a clean one can lower your central air conditioner's energy consumption between 5 and 15 percent. So although you might be hesitant to expend that initial investment to purchase the FILTERSCAN, it may be well worth it for you in the long run. If you are like Jamie B. and Bill G., you will save energy with clean home air filters thanks to a home air filter monitor!
As Jamie reiterates, “It’s a no-brainer; it’s going to pay for itself.”