One of the biggest parts of correct HVAC maintenance is swapping out your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system working 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 industrialized cities. We spend a lot 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 realize when it comes to air filters?
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 take a look at your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a good rule of thumb is every 1-2 months for the highest results.
The frequency you have to exchange 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 frequently. 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 filthy filter can also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your energy bills to go up and it can unfavorably 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 annual maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters.
Regularly changing your air filter is a basic thing to do and also an easy thing to forget about. If it’s been a while since you’ve taken a look at 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 Premium Air Services LLC a call at 713-364-9957.