One of the largest parts of correct HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running 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 quite a bit of our times in our homes, so your air filter is on the front line for improving indoor air quality. So what else do we need to realize when it comes to air filters?
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 check your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a good rule of thumb is every 1-2 months for the best results.
The frequency you have to exchange 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 swap out your filter more frequently. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to change your filter as the suggestion 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 monthly bills to rise and it can negatively impact the life of your system. Built up dirt and system neglect are two of the leading causes of system failure. This system damage is completely avoidable with regular maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters.
Regularly replacing 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 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 Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling, Inc a call at 740-474-5940.