One of the biggest parts of proper HVAC maintenance is replacing your air filters. Your air filter keeps your system running efficiently and is also a big part of boosting and maintaining your indoor air quality. The EPA has shown 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 indoors, so your air filter is on the front line for boosting indoor air quality. So what else do we need to know when it comes to air filters?
The simple 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 check 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 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 regularly. Follow your filter provider’s suggestion on how often to swap out your filter as the advice depends on a variety of factors in your home.
A filthy filter can also result in your system running harder, longer. This will cause your utility bills to increase and it can adversely impact the life of your system. Built up dirt and system neglect are two of the main causes of system failure. This system damage is totally avoidable with annual maintenance, including regularly changing your air filters.
Regularly swapping out 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 boosting your indoor air quality give the team at AW Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 402-438-7992.