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Dirty filters restrict the airflow of your heating and cooling system, making your system run more often which increases energy consumption and wear and tear on your system.
1It is important to replace or clean forced air system filters monthly or bi-monthly when the system is in heavy use.
2If your system is 10 years old or older consider upgrading your HVAC system. You can save energy, make your home more comfortable and claim a $900 rebate. Visit the Ameren Missouri Heating and Cooling Program for a list of resources and rebates details.
Filters are available in most home improvement and hardware stores and are generally inexpensive.
Frequently Asked Questions
If I complete this measure, can I track my savings over time?If you mark an item on your plan as completed, we will track your estimated energy use and savings over time. We can use this to find additional savings options.
How should I maintain my equipment to make sure it operates efficiently?Keep your cooling and heating system at peak performance by having a contractor do annual pre-season check-ups. Maintaining your equipment will prevent future problems and unwanted costs.