One of the largest parts of correct HVAC maintenance is changing 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 industrialized 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 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 inspect your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a good rule of thumb is every 1-2 months for the greatest results.
The frequency you have to replace your filter is decided by a host 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 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 cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to go up and it can adversely impact the life of your system. Built up grime and system neglect are two of the main causes of system failure. This system damage is totally avoidable with annual maintenance, including regularly swapping out your air filters.
Regularly changing your air filter is an easy thing to do and also an easy thing to forget about. If it’s been a while since you’ve taken a look at 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 Interstate Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 402-509-5940.