One of the biggest parts of proper HVAC maintenance is changing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system working efficiently and is also an important part of improving and maintaining your indoor air quality. The EPA has shown 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 time 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 simple way to tell you 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 common rule is every 1-2 months for the greatest results.
The frequency you have to exchange your filter is settled by several factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to replace your filter more frequently. Follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often to replace your filter as the advice depends on a variety of factors in your home.
A filthy filter will also mean your system has to run harder, longer. This will cause your energy bills to go up and it can negatively impact the life of your system. Built-up dirt and system neglect are two of the leading 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 ignore. 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 increasing your indoor air quality give the pros at Temp Air System Inc. a call.