One of the largest parts of correct HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also an important 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 developed cities. We spend quite a bit of our times in our homes, so your air filter is on the front line for boosting indoor air quality. So what else do we need to know when it comes to air filters?
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 general rule is every 1-2 months for the highest 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 change your filter more regularly. Follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often to change your filter as the recommendation depends on a variety of factors in your home.
A filthy filter may also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to increase and it can negatively 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 entirely 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 overlook. If it’s been a while since you’ve taken a look at the status of your filter, consider this post your reminder. We are always here to help you breathe healthier and easier. If you have any questions about increasing your indoor air quality give the experts at Assured Appliance and Heating & Air a call at 847-306-8990.