One of the biggest 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 released that the air inside your home can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in highly developed cities. We spend a lot 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?
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 check your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a common rule is every 1-2 months for the highest results.
The frequency you have to swap out 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 regularly. 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 monthly bills to increase and it can unfavorably 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 entirely avoidable with routine maintenance, including regularly swapping out your air filters.
Regularly swapping out your air filter is a basic 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 Air Quality Solutions a call at 614-871-4144.