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 a big 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 commercial cities. We spend a lot of our times inside, 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 swap 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 highest results.
The frequency you have to replace your filter is decided 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 frequently. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to replace your filter as the suggestion depends on a number of factors in your home.
A dirty filter will also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your energy bills to rise 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 regular maintenance, including regularly swapping out your air filters.
Regularly swapping out your air filter is a simple 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 Pepper AC & Htg Inc a call at 940-202-1184.