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 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 developed cities. We spend quite a bit of our times indoors, so your air filter is on the front line for increasing 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 common 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 regularly. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to replace your filter as the advice depends on a host of factors in your home.
A filthy filter can also mean your system has to run harder, longer. This will cause your energy bills to rise and it can negatively impact the life of your system. Built up grime and system neglect are two of the main causes of system failure. This system damage is completely avoidable with regular maintenance, including regularly swapping out 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 increasing your indoor air quality give the team at E.B. Air, LLC a call at 979-335-4262.