One of the most important 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 noted that the air inside your home can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air in highly developed cities. We spend a lot of our times indoors, so your air filter is on the front line for boosting indoor air quality. So what else do we need to know when it comes to air filters?
The most basic way to tell you out how often to change 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 common rule is every 1-2 months for the highest 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 change your filter more regularly. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to replace your filter as the recommendation depends on a host of factors in your home.
A filthy filter may also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to go up and it can adversely impact the life of your system. Built up dust and system neglect are two of the top causes of system failure. This system damage is totally avoidable with routine maintenance, including regularly changing your air filters.
Regularly replacing your air filter is a basic thing to do and also an easy thing to forget about. If it’s been a while since you’ve checked 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 experts at North Mechanical Heating and Cooling a call at 928-263-8570.