One of the most important parts of proper HVAC maintenance is changing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also a huge part of improving 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 commercial cities. We spend quite a bit of our times in our homes, 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 easy 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 check 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 settled by a number of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to replace your filter more often. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to swap out your filter as the recommendation depends on a host of factors in your home.
A clogged filter will also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to increase and it can negatively impact the life of your system. Built up grime and system neglect are two of the main causes of system failure. This system damage is completely avoidable with routine maintenance, including regularly changing your air filters.
Regularly changing your air filter is a simple thing to do and also an easy thing to ignore. 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 experts at A2Z Air Inc a call at 561-270-6228.