One of the largest parts of good HVAC maintenance is swapping out your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system operating efficiently and is also an important 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 industrialized cities. We spend a lot 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 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 good rule of thumb is every 1-2 months for the greatest results.
The frequency you have to swap out 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 often. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to swap out your filter as the suggestion depends on a number of factors in your home.
A filthy filter may also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to increase and it can negatively 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 replacing your air filters.
Regularly changing 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 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 pros at HCE Systems Inc a call at 276-302-0076.