One of the most important parts of good HVAC maintenance is swapping out your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system operating efficiently and is also an important part of improving 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 boosting indoor air quality. So what else do we need to know when it comes to air filters?
The easy 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 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 change your filter more frequently. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to change your filter as the suggestion depends on a host of factors in your home.
A dirty filter may also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to increase 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 regular maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters.
Regularly changing 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 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 experts at Breathe Healthier Air a call at 772-353-4633.