Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

Air Quality

One of the largest parts of good HVAC maintenance is changing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system working efficiently and is also a big part of improving and maintaining your indoor air quality. The EPA has released 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 indoors, so your air filter is on the front line for improving indoor air quality. So what else do we need to understand when it comes to air filters?

Filter Replacement

The most basic 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 settled 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 advice on how often to change your filter as the advice depends on a host of factors in your home.

A clogged filter can also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your energy bills to rise 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 routine maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters.

Regularly replacing your air filter is a basic thing to do and also an easy thing to overlook. 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 improving your indoor air quality give the pros at E B Air Conditioning & Heating Service a call at 979-323-6109.

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