One of the most important parts of proper HVAC maintenance is changing 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 shown that the air inside your home can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in highly commercial cities. We spend the majority 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 know 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 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 exchange 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 frequently. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to replace your filter as the suggestion depends on a number of factors in your home.
A clogged filter can also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to increase and it can adversely impact the life of your system. Built up grime and system neglect are two of the top causes of system failure. This system damage is completely avoidable with annual maintenance, including regularly swapping out your air filters.
Regularly changing your air filter is an easy thing to do and also an easy thing to overlook. 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 pros at Cooler Tymes LLC a call at 623-208-6444.