One of the biggest parts of correct HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system operating efficiently and is also a huge part of increasing 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 industrialized cities. We spend the majority of our times in our homes, so your air filter is on the front line for boosting indoor air quality. So what else do we need to realize 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 swap out your filter is settled 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 often. Follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often to change your filter as the recommendation depends on a host of factors in your home.
A dirty filter can also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to increase 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 regular 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 taken a look at 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 boosting your indoor air quality give the experts at B & G HVAC a call at 641-323-1210.