Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

October 05, 2016

One of the most important parts of correct HVAC maintenance is changing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system operating efficiently and is also a huge 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 developed cities. We spend the majority of our times inside, 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?

Filter Replacement

The most basic 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 inspect your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a general rule is every 1-2 months for the highest results.

The frequency you have to replace 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 regularly. Follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often to change your filter as the recommendation depends on a variety of factors in your home.

A dirty filter may also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to increase and it can adversely impact the life of your system. Built up dust and system neglect are two of the main causes of system failure. This system damage is totally avoidable with annual 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 ignore. 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 House of Heating Incorporated a call at 715-384-3163.