1/30/2019 9:57 AM

Why you need to change your home’s air filter

Have you ever walked into a someone else's home and noticed there is a strange odor? Or maybe when you open the door to your home, you notice a smell? That is likely a sign you need to change your home’s filter or call Omaha HVAC professionals.

For some homeowners, changing their home’s filter every so often is on their mind. However, 26 million people don’t ever think about changing their home’s filter. 

Why you need to change your home’s air filter?

For a machine to keep working efficiently it needs regular maintenance. Your heating and cooling system works the same way. The best way to keep your HVAC unit working longer is by changing its filter. 

Changing your HVAC filter will also improve your family’s health. In a survey conducted by Radius Global Market Research, they found that 60 million of people are worried about the air quality inside their home. 

Replacing your air filter will remove:


Those stinky shoes in the hallway may NOT be to blame. Most sources of home odors are actually air filters. These filters are designed to absorb odors. 

Air Pollutants

Air pollutants are more common in homes than most people would expect. Your home can have pet dander, pollen, dust mites, mold and other pollutants. All of these pollutants get filtered through your home's air filters. But, if your filter is dirty there is no way of stopping these pollutants.

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

VOCs are in homes. They are gases that are put into the air when using household products like cleaning products, disinfecting spray, degreasing and cosmetic products. VOCs can affect people’s health causing eye, nose and throat irritation. Be sure to find air filters that protect against VOCs.

How often should air filter be replaced?

HVAC professionals recommend that homes change their filters every 90 days depending on how many people live in the home. Owning pets also influences how often they should be changed. Homes with pets should change their home’s filters every 60 days. If homeowners have more than one pet or people have allergies they should change the filter every 20 to 45 days.

Signs your furnace filter needs to be replaced.

  • Your furniture starts to get more dust than usual.

  • Your heating or cooling system cycle takes longer than usual.

  • The filter has turned to a grey color and you can see the dust build up.

Replacing your filter is a necessity to keep your heating and cooling system running properly, your home smelling and even looking cleaner. If you need assistant changing your filter or notice a problem, give us a call. We can send one of our Omaha HVAC professionals to help and explain to you the source of the problem.


With our team of qualified, courteous ServiceOne air conditioning professionals, we will keep your home or business comfortable year-round! For over 25 years, ServiceOne has been trusted to provide top-notch sales and service to homes and businesses in the Omaha/Council Bluffs metro area and in Dubuque, Iowa. With over 90 employees standing by ready to help, you can always trust us to deliver 100% satisfactory service. We also offer home warranty & service agreements, plumbing serviceselectrical services, appliance repair, and help with generators and home and business automation. For more information about our services, contact us today!

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