One of the most important parts of proper HVAC maintenance is swapping out your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system operating efficiently and is also a big part of improving 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 quite a bit of our times indoors, 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 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 general rule is every 1-2 months for the best 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 replace your filter more regularly. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to change your filter as the advice depends on a host of factors in your home.
A filthy filter will also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to rise and it can negatively impact the life of your system. Built up grime and system neglect are two of the leading causes of system failure. This system damage is totally avoidable with regular maintenance, including regularly changing 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 inspected 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 pros at A2Z Air Inc a call at 561-270-6228.