One of the largest parts of good HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system working efficiently and is also a huge 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 developed cities. We spend the majority of our times indoors, so your air filter is on the front line for improving 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 exchange 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 swap out your filter is settled by a host 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 often. Follow your filter provider’s advice on how often to change your filter as the recommendation depends on a number of factors in your home.
A filthy filter will also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to increase and it can negatively impact the life of your system. Built up dirt and system neglect are two of the top causes of system failure. This system damage is totally avoidable with regular 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 overlook. If it’s been a while since you’ve taken a look at 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 experts at Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating a call at 314-262-4541.