One of the most important parts of correct HVAC maintenance is swapping out your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system operating efficiently and is also a huge part of boosting 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 a lot of our times inside, so your air filter is on the front line for improving indoor air quality. So what else do we need to understand 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 inspect your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a general rule is every 1-2 months for the highest results.
The frequency you have to swap out your filter is settled by a variety of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to change your filter more regularly. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to swap out your filter as the suggestion depends on a host of factors in your home.
A dirty filter may also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to rise and it can unfavorably 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 entirely avoidable with regular maintenance, including regularly changing 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 checked 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 improving your indoor air quality give the experts at Anderson Heating & A/C a call at 775-230-7628.