One of the biggest parts of proper HVAC maintenance is changing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also an important part of increasing 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 the majority of our times in our homes, so your air filter is on the front line for improving 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 change 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 good rule of thumb is every 1-2 months for the highest results.
The frequency you have to replace your filter is settled by a host of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to change your filter more often. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to swap out your filter as the recommendation 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 monthly bills to increase and it can adversely impact the life of your system. Built up dust and system neglect are two of the leading causes of system failure. This system damage is totally avoidable with annual 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 ignore. If it’s been a while since you’ve taken a look at 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 boosting your indoor air quality give the pros at Speedy Air Conditioning a call at 239-244-3439.