One of the most important parts of good HVAC maintenance is changing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system working efficiently and is also an important part of increasing 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 the majority 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 understand when it comes to air filters?
The simple 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 take a look at your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a common rule is every 1-2 months for the highest results.
The frequency you have to replace your filter is determined by a variety 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 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 utility bills to rise and it can unfavorably 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 entirely avoidable with routine maintenance, including regularly swapping out your air filters.
Regularly replacing your air filter is a basic 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 cue. 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 Service Max Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 360-255-5857.