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 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 a lot 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 easy 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 inspect your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a general rule is every 1-2 months for the best results.
The frequency you have to replace your filter is decided by a number 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 change your filter as the advice depends on a number of factors in your home.
A filthy filter can also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to increase and it can unfavorably 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 completely avoidable with regular maintenance, including regularly swapping out your air filters.
Regularly changing your air filter is a simple thing to do and also an easy thing to forget about. If it’s been a while since you’ve inspected the status of your filter, consider this post your reminder. We are always here to help you breathe healthier and easier. If you have any questions about boosting your indoor air quality give the team at Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 512-355-1482.