Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

One of the biggest parts of good HVAC maintenance is swapping out 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 the majority of our times indoors, so your air filter is on the front line for increasing indoor air quality. So what else do we need to realize when it comes to air filters?

Filter Replacement

The most basic way to tell you out how often to exchange your filter would be, whenever it’s dirty. Of course, we don’t want you to have to inspect your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a common rule is every 1-2 months for the greatest results.

The frequency you have to swap out your filter is settled by a variety of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to change your filter more regularly. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to swap out your filter as the recommendation depends on a number of factors in your home.

A filthy filter will also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your energy bills to go up and it can negatively impact the life of your system. Built up grime and system neglect are two of the top causes of system failure. This system damage is totally avoidable with routine maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters.

Regularly changing your air filter is a simple thing to do and also an easy thing to ignore. If it’s been a while since you’ve checked the status of your filter, consider this post your cue. We are always here to help you breathe healthier and easier. If you have any questions about increasing your indoor air quality give the pros at Assured Appliance and Heating & Air a call at 847-306-8990.

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