One of the biggest parts of proper HVAC maintenance is swapping out your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also a big 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 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 simple 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 check your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a general rule is every 1-2 months for the best results.
The frequency you have to swap out 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 replace your filter more often. Follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often to swap out your filter as the suggestion depends on a host of factors in your home.
A clogged filter can also mean your system has to run harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to increase and it can unfavorably impact the life of your system. Built up dust and system neglect are two of the main causes of system failure. This system damage is totally avoidable with regular maintenance, including regularly changing your air filters.
Regularly swapping out your air filter is an easy thing to do and also an easy thing to forget about. 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 improving your indoor air quality give the experts at Abilene Air-Tech Inc a call at 325-200-4667.