One of the biggest parts of correct HVAC maintenance is swapping out your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system operating efficiently and is also an important 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 the majority 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 understand 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 take a look at your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a common rule is every 1-2 months for the best results.
The frequency you have to replace 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 swap out your filter more frequently. Follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often to replace your filter as the recommendation depends on a number of factors in your home.
A filthy filter may 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 top causes of system failure. This system damage is completely avoidable with routine maintenance, including regularly changing your air filters.
Regularly changing 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 checked 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 experts at Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 734-363-8907.