One of the biggest parts of proper HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system operating efficiently and is also a huge part of increasing and maintaining your indoor air quality. The EPA has shown that the air inside your home can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in highly commercial cities. We spend quite a bit of our times indoors, so your air filter is on the front line for boosting indoor air quality. So what else do we need to understand when it comes to air filters?
The simple way to tell you out how often to change your filter would be, whenever it’s dirty. Of course, we don’t want you to have to check your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a general rule is every 1-2 months for the greatest results.
The frequency you have to exchange your filter is settled by a number of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to swap out your filter more frequently. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to replace your filter as the suggestion depends on a number of factors in your home.
A clogged filter can also mean your system has to run harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to rise and it can adversely impact the life of your system. Built up dirt and system neglect are two of the top causes of system failure. This system damage is completely avoidable with routine maintenance, including regularly swapping out your air filters.
Regularly swapping out your air filter is an easy thing to do and also an easy thing to forget about. If it’s been a while since you’ve checked the status of your filter, consider this post your prompt. We are always here to help you breathe healthier and easier. If you have any questions about boosting your indoor air quality give the pros at Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc a call at 251-471-2674.