Everything You Need to Know About Air Filters

Air Quality

One of the biggest parts of good HVAC maintenance is changing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system operating efficiently and is also an important part of improving 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 industrialized cities. We spend the majority of our times in our homes, so your air filter is on the front line for improving indoor air quality. So what else do we need to know when it comes to air filters?

Filter Replacement

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 general rule is every 1-2 months for the best 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 suggestion on how often to replace your filter as the advice depends on a host of factors in your home.

A dirty filter may also mean your system has to run harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to rise and it can unfavorably 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 entirely avoidable with routine maintenance, including regularly changing 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 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 team at House of Heating Incorporated a call at 888-384-3163.

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