One of the largest parts of proper HVAC maintenance is swapping out your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running 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 industrialized cities. We spend quite a bit of our times in our homes, 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 simple way to tell you out how often to swap your filter would be, whenever it’s dirty. Of course, we don’t want you to have to take a look at your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a common rule is every 1-2 months for the greatest results.
The frequency you have to exchange your filter is determined 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 frequently. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to replace your filter as the suggestion depends on a host of factors in your home.
A dirty filter can also mean your system has to run harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to go up and it can adversely impact the life of your system. Built up dirt and system neglect are two of the main causes of system failure. This system damage is completely avoidable with routine 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 ignore. 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 increasing your indoor air quality give the team at Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. a call at 863-216-2923.