One of the most important 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 increasing 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 developed cities. We spend the majority 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 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 best results.
The frequency you have to swap out 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 suggestion depends on a variety of factors in your home.
A clogged filter may also cause your system to run harder, longer. This will cause your monthly bills to go up and it can negatively 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 completely avoidable with annual maintenance, including regularly changing your air filters.
Regularly replacing your air filter is a basic thing to do and also an easy thing to overlook. 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 experts at Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces a call at 308-646-3827.