Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

Air Quality

One of the most important parts of good HVAC maintenance is swapping out your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also an important part of boosting and maintaining your indoor air quality. The EPA has noted 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 inside, so your air filter is on the front line for improving indoor air quality. So what else do we need to understand when it comes to air filters?

Filter Replacement

The easy way to tell you out how often to swap 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 good rule of thumb is every 1-2 months for the best results.

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

A clogged filter may also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to go up and it can negatively impact the life of your system. Built up dust and system neglect are two of the top causes of system failure. This system damage is completely avoidable with routine maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters.

Regularly swapping out your air filter is a simple thing to do and also an easy thing to forget about. If it’s been a while since you’ve inspected 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 improving your indoor air quality give the pros at Breathe Healthier Air Inc a call at 772-600-7151 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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