One of the most important parts of proper HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system working efficiently and is also a big part of boosting 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 industrialized cities. We spend quite a bit of our times in our homes, so your air filter is on the front line for boosting indoor air quality. So what else do we need to understand when it comes to air filters?
The easy 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 check your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a good rule of thumb is every 1-2 months for the best results.
The frequency you have to exchange 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 frequently. Follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often to swap out your filter as the advice depends on a number of factors in your home.
A dirty filter will also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to go up and it can adversely 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 routine maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters.
Regularly replacing your air filter is a simple thing to do and also an easy thing to forget about. If it’s been a while since you’ve inspected the status of your filter, consider this post your reminder. We are always here to help you breathe healthier and easier. If you have any questions about increasing your indoor air quality give the experts at Patterson & Stirling Inc a call at 814-308-0416.