One of the largest parts of good HVAC maintenance is changing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system working efficiently and is also a big part of increasing 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 understand when it comes to air filters?
The most basic 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 check your filter’s cleanliness every day, so a good rule of thumb is every 1-2 months for the greatest results.
The frequency you have to swap out your filter is determined by a host of factors. If you have pets in your house or a lot of guests and occupants, you’ll need to swap out your filter more regularly. Follow your filter provider’s recommendation on how often to change your filter as the suggestion depends on a variety of factors in your home.
A dirty filter can also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to go up and it can adversely impact the life of your system. Built up dirt and system neglect are two of the leading causes of system failure. This system damage is entirely avoidable with regular maintenance, including regularly replacing your air filters.
Regularly replacing 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 inspected 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 Brandon Heating and Plumbing a call at 204-728-0180.